Thirteen schools received Challenge Awards from the Kansas Department of Education. The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference on the state assessments despite facing significant challenges in their school population.
The schools honored are:
Caldwell Elementary – 3rd grade math
Cloud Elementary – 4th grade reading
Dodge Literacy Magnet – 3rd grade math
Irving Elementary – 4th grade reading
Jackson Elementary – 5th grade reading
Payne Elementary – 5th grade math
Woodland Health and Wellness Magnet – 3rd grade reading
Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet – 6th and 7th grade math; 6th and 7th grade reading
Jardine Technology Magnet – 8th grade math
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet – 7th and 8th grade reading
Pleasant Valley Middle School – 8th grade reading
East High School – 10th grade math
South High School – 10th grade reading
The schools will be recognized during the May 8 Board of Education meeting.