Thanks to Senator Ron Johnson for sharing a congratulatory message with us as we celebrated our Blue Ribbon award.
CHS Named Blue Ribbon School
Congratulations to our students, staff and parents on being recognized today as a National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. We were recognized for “Exemplary High Performance”. Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.
CHS was one of 337 schools across the nation selected for the 2014 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools and one of just eight schools selected for this national honor in Wisconsin and the only high school named a Blue Ribbon School. As a recognized school, CHS will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 10-11. Mr. Cullen will be representing our teaching staff along with me at the ceremony.
A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag overhead has become a mark of excellence in education recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. Since the program's founding, the U. S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on just under 7,900 of America's schools.
After the ceremony in Washington, D.C. there will be a student assembly to celebrate this award together.
State Press Release: http://www.cedarburg.k12.wi.us/State Press Release.pdf
Newsweek magazine ranked Cedarburg High School as the 180th top high school in the country
Newsweek magazine has ranked Cedarburg High School as the 180th top high school in the country on their annual “America’s Top High Schools 2014”http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014
Among the 17 Wisconsin high schools that made Newsweek's list, Cedarburg High School had the fifth-highest ranking in the state. Cedarburg High School was one of only three schools in the North Shore Conference school that made the list with Whitefish Bay High ranked 141st and Nicolet High School ranked 425th .
The Newsweek honor comes shortly after The Daily Beast included Cedarburg High School on its lists of Top High Schools of 2014. Jeff Nelson, principal of Cedarburg High School, “Although our goal is not to be recognized on national lists but instead to help each student succeed, being recognized is appreciated as it highlights our K-12 staff and the hard work that is being done in our district to accomplish our goals.”
Cedarburg High School named one of America's Best High Schools by Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
Cedarburg High School was once again named one of America's Best High Schools by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. CHS was rated number 300 in the entire United States. Criteria for this designation includes ACT scores, college level courses and graduation and college acceptance rates.
CHS Recognized as a Level 1 AP Pacesetter School
The Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council recognized Cedarburg High School for promoting broad student AP exam participation with strong achievement results in 2013.
CHS was recognized as a Level 1 AP Pacesetter school, one of only seven in the state, with over 30% of all high school students taking an AP exam and over 70% of all exam participants earning a score of 3 or above (out of 5). A score of 3 or better is often accepted by higher education institutions for college credit or advanced standing.
In 2013, 37% of CHS students took at least one exam for a total of 691 exams taken, both being school records. The Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council is comprised of Wisconsin secondary and collegiate educators who are dedicated to expanding access to AP coursework and rigorous learning for all college bound students. The data for the WAPAC award is readily available on the DPI website.
Wisconsin DPI Releases State Report Cards: CHS is #1 in the STATE!
Cedarburg High School has an Overall Accountability Score of 92.6, "Significantly Exceeds Expectations," on the recently released Wisconsin DPI School Report Cards. This superior rating puts CHS at #1 in the State of Wisconsin in comparison to other public schools. The District's Overall Accountablity Score is 82.4, "Exceeds Expectations," which in comparison to other K-12 districts puts CSD as #3 in the state. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/mWhMjL or access the CHS Report Card directly at http://goo.gl/WLRmxN.
Red Quill Award
Cedarburg High School has been awarded the prestigious RED QUILL AWARD. This national award honors student academic excellence as well as the high level of dedication and focus of teachers who provide all students with many exceptional opportunities to succeed.
Cedarburg High School is one of only 4 schools in the state and the only North Shore school to be selected for this honor. Click here to see the letter and view the list of schools who have been selected.
AP Honor Award
The College Board has recognized CHS with placement on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Cedarburg is one of only 539 school districts in the US and Canada to be honored with this award. Click here for the complete list of schools being recognized.