Cros-Lex Schools Named "Academic State Champions"
Croswell-Lexington Schools has been named as an Academic State Champion by Bridge Magazine in its online magazine released January 10, 2013.
Cros-Lex received top 10 recognition in the Rural Schools category as the #3 district in Michigan in academic achievement. Cros-Lex was ranked #20 overall of the more than 560 school districts in Michigan. The next closest district in St. Clair/Sanilac Counties came in at #77. Cros-Lex was also awarded a state championship with a #9 state ranking in 4th grade scores.
For this year’s study, Bridge adopted a new, value-added ranking system which measures a school’s test scores adjusted for student family income, which is often a predictor of academic achievement. Essentially, Bridge’s Academic State Champions are being recognized for over-achievement, rather than achievement.
“We are honored with the Academic State Championship award from The Center for Michigan," Cros-Lex Superintendent Dr. Kevin Miller said. “We know the great academic things our teachers, aides, and administrative staffs are doing for our students and it sure is nice when it's recognized statewide.”
A free online magazine, Bridge publishes in-depth stories about the most important issues and challenges facing Michigan written and edited by veteran, award-winning journalists. You can read more about the Academic State Champions at bridgemi.com.
“This year’s Bridge Academic State Champions should all be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said John Bebow, president of The Center for Michigan, which publishes Bridge. “These schools – whether they are large or small, urban or rural, rich or poor – are leading the way to a better future in our state.”