Meeker School District receives state recognition

MEEKER | Meeker Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle announced this week Meeker Elementary School has earned the “Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award.” These awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth over time based on standardized testing.
“The staff at Meeker Elementary School work incredibly hard to make sure all students’ needs are met. We are very honored to be recognized for the effort of our students and staff,” Principal Kathy Collins said.
The awarded schools received an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on the academic growth indicator of the school performance frameworks, reflecting consistently high rates of student growth in math as well as English language arts and proficiency.
Selle also reminded the Herald Times this week that the district has been recognized by the state this last year for not only being accredited, but having been accredited with distinction. Districts awarded “accredited with distinction” have earned over 74 percent or more of the points on district performance frameworks which measure student performance in academic achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps as well as post-secondary and workforce readiness.
“Accredited with Distinction” awards are given to less than 12 percent of the 179 school districts in Colorado.
Selle stated, “Both of these awards are a recognition of the outstanding students and families in our school district and the phenomenal adults that work in our schools, helping our students learn on a daily basis. Yet another reason to be proud to be a Meeker Cowboy.”