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Berthoud Elementary School and Truscott Elementary School Capture State Academic Achievement Awards

Cover graphic for article featuring awards captured by BES and TES

The State of Colorado’s Department of Education has presented academic achievement awards to two Thompson School District schools.

The awards were earned as a result of student assessments that were completed last spring. Administered each school year, the State of Colorado’s assessment program is a standards-based process designed to measure student performance at schools throughout the state.

Awards presented to district schools include:

Berthoud Elementary School
John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards

Named after former Colorado State Representative John J. Irwin, the John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. To capture this award, Berthoud Elementary School received an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the state’s School Performance Framework, reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts and Science.

Truscott Elementary School
Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards

The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the School Performance Framework, Truscott Elementary exceeded expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and met or exceeded expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.

In addition, Thompson School District experienced another increase in its high school graduation rate, with a 2023 measurement of 91.1% – an increase of 3.5% from 2022. The four-year graduation rate in Thompson has now increased each of the past six years.

For more information on the district’s academic achievement awards and successes, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Chief Communications Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via email at michael.hausmann@tsd.org.