For the past four years, Glendale Elementary has been designated a "Reward School" by the Governor. Reward Schools are the top five percent of schools that showed significant growth and/or academic achievement on standardized tests. Glendale happened to show BOTH progress and performance and was the only MNPS elementary school to do so!
The Reward Schools designation is part of the state's new accountability system, which replaced the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools singled out for progress were in the top five percent for year-over-year progress as measured by school wide value-added date. Schools cited for performance were in the top five percent as measured by overall achievement tests.
Way to go, Glendale!