School Awards Program was created in the 2000 Colorado
to recognize the highest-performing
and most-improved public schools in the state, as determined
by the School
Irwin Award is named after a former state legislature.
top eight percent of
schools in the state for academics. Elementary, middle
school, and high school can all receive the John Irwin
Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards target the highest-performing
school year, 122 schools received excellent ratings
and were designated John Irwin Schools of Excellence.
For the following
year (2001/2002), 143 schools were recognized by the
with the 2002 School Year results, awardees will be
overall standardized, weighted
total score for academic performance on the School
Accountability Report is within the top eight percent
of all public schools.