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Peacock honored with U. S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award

F. E. Peacock Middle School has been selected as a 1999-2000 Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon, the most prestigious education award in the country, distinguishes Peacock for its excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parent involvement, and community support.
This is a great honor for the students, teachers, staff members, and parents of Peacock. It’s a powerful validation of the hard work and commitment that have led to our focus on quality and continuing improvement. However, this is just the beginning of the process. We’ve reached these high standards and the Blue Ribbon award inspires us to even greater achievements in the coming years.
Schools selected for recognition prepared an extensive written nomination package representing a thorough self-evaluation. The process involved assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the school and developing improvement plans for the future. When evaluating nominations, the Department of Education looks for overall school quality, including challenging standards and curriculum, excellent teaching, ongoing professional development by teachers and staff members, a safe and supportive school environment, family and community partnerships that contribute to school quality, and high or improving student performance on measures of achievement.
Peacock was one of six Illinois middle schools and the only one from DuPage selected this year from a pool of 377 nationally nominated secondary schools. Established in 1982, the Blue Ribbon Schools Program celebrates elementary and secondary schools in alternate years and has evolved to place strong emphasis on school improvement.
Representatives from Peacock will attend a national ceremony in the fall in Washington, D. C. where we will be congratulated by the president and education officials and receive a Blue Ribbon flag and plaque.

Contact information

F. E. Peacock Middle School
301 East North Street
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (630) 773-0335
Fax Number (630) 285-7460

Emergency School Closing:
Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5, Ext. 1542

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Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5
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Last modified: Friday, August 9, 2013

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