Franklin Covey recently chose Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School as a 2023 Leader in Me Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll School. Morriss Elementary qualified for the Exemplary Academic Proficiency by ranking above the 85th percentile in testing and meeting the rigorous requirements to achieve and maintain Lighthouse School Certification.
“It is an incredible honor for Morriss Elementary to be named a 2023 Leader In Me Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll School for a second year in a row. This recognition is to be celebrated by our school’s staff, students, and families. The educators of Morriss go above and beyond to provide innovative learning opportunities for our Morriss Leaders. Morriss families are key to our success because of their support and commitment to authentic learning. I am grateful to work alongside Morriss staff, Leaders, and families,” said Morriss Principal Lauren Pilgreen.
The Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll is awarded annually to the Lighthouse schools with excellent academic performance. Schools earn this recognition for Exemplary Academic Proficiency and/or Exemplary Academic Growth within a school year. To be recognized, schools must 1) meet the rigorous requirements necessary to achieve and maintain Lighthouse School Certification and 2) show exemplary academic growth or proficiency as measured by state accountability standards.
Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll is determined by position within statewide rankings of state testing data. Percentiles are based on data provided by the Department of Education of each state and compiled by Schooldigger.com, an independent non-profit focused on empowering families with reliable data about the performance of their children’s school.
The Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll offers a compelling target that schools can work on yearly to earn as a model to other Leader in Me Schools in using a leadership culture to drive academic results.