3 D65 schools win statewide awards

Three schools in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system have been recognized with academic achievement awards from a state organization.

Willard Elementary School and the Bessie Rhodes Magnet School were awarded Academic Excellence Awards, which went to 438 schools in the state that have registered three consecutive years of “very high academic performance.”

And Walker Elementary School was designated a 2011 Illinois Spotlight School, which recognizes academic achievement in 167 Illinois schools where at least half of the students are living in families classified as low-income.

The designations came from the Illinois Interactive Report Card website operated by Northern Illinois University.

Also, Chute Middle School was cited by the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance for its "exemplary quality and commitment to state and national standards in physical education."


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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