Emmons Earns Exemplary Designation


The Illinois State Board of Education released its 2022 Illinois Report Card. The report card provides a detailed look at each school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial affairs. One component of the School Report Card is an overall designation based on overall performance. Emmons was designated with the highest rating: exemplary. Exemplary means that Emmons School’s students are performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide with no underperforming student groups. This is the first time in the history of the designations that Emmons has reached the highest level. 

Emmons’s success is a reflection of the innovative structure used during remote learning and the return to full-time in-person learning during the latter part of the 2020-2021 school year. It also is a result of an investment in increasing time during the school day for students to receive additional support in both math and ELA. The largest contributing factor to the students’ success is the hard work of the teachers, staff, and families as they supported students through the pandemic and persisted when the students returned after remote learning. Teachers were able to build on the skills acquired during remote learning to advance the students at an accelerated rate.

Even though the Emmons community has faced serious challenges over the past few years and has made significant progress, there is still work to do. The administration, teachers, and staff continue to work hard toward helping all students reach their full potential.