Governor's Award

  • Governor's Achievement Awards from the Kansas State Department of Education


    Governor’s Award Recognizes

    Top-Performing Schools


    Topeka: April 7, 2016

    TOPEKA – Thirty-six Kansas elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 11 high schools were recently recognized as part of the annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring top-performing schools in the state.

    In order to receive a Governor’s Award, schools had to receive building-level Assessment Performance Index scores in the top 80 percent in math and reading. Schools also had to be in the top 5 percent of elementary schools or high schools.

    “The Governor’s Award recognizes a school’s high expectations for student success and the ability of the school community and culture to work together to assist students in reaching those high expectations,” said Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson. “Congratulations to the Governor’s Achievement Award recipients for 2016!”

    Regency Place Elementary was awarded this distinction at the May BOE meeting in May/2016. 


    Topeka: November 6, 2009

    The fourth annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring top performing schools in the state, were recently announced.

    To receive this prestigious award, schools must have achieved the Standard of Excellence in both reading and mathematics for 2009. Additionally, the school must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in both reading and mathematics and one additional measure in 2009. For elementary schools and middle/junior high schools that measure is attendance and for high schools the measure is graduation rate. Additionally, the school must have been among the top 5 percent of schools in both reading and mathematics on the 2009 state assessments at its respective level, i.e. elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, or high schools.

    Forty-one elementary schools, 12 middle/junior high schools, and 17 high schools qualified for the award.