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De Soto schools recognized for being top of the class academically

January 17, 2013

Three schools in the De Soto school district are in the top 5 percent of Kansas public schools, according to a recent announcement from Diane De Backer, the Kansas Commissioner of Education.

Horizon Elementary School, Lexington Trails Middle School and De Soto High School were among more than 70 elementary, middle and high schools to be recognized with the sixth annual Governor’s Achievement Award, honoring top performing schools in the state.

To receive the award, schools must have achieved the Standard of Excellence in both reading and math on the 2012 state assessments and must have made adequate yearly progress in reading, math and one additional measure. Additionally, the school must have been among the top 5 percent of schools in both reading and math.

This is the second school year in a row that Lexington Trails has received the award.

“We are proud of our schools and their continued focus on student achievement,” said Superintendent Doug Sumner in a statement. “We know this award could not have been possible without hard-working students, highly qualified teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators and dedicated parents.”

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