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St. Isidore feted as School of Distinction


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia recognized St. Isidore School in Quakertown for exceeding growth benchmarks in academic achievement via standardized testing by naming it a 2019 Archdiocesan School of Distinction.

Recognition for Growth is determined by an analysis of the Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores of two consecutive years. If a class has the same NCE as the previous year, it has shown more than a full year’s growth. Taking into consideration a margin of error of +/- 5, St Isidore School showed 90% growth at every grade level tested in every content area.

Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic education throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia, along with the senior administrators from the Office of Catholic Education honored 43 parish and regional elementary schools named 2019 Archdiocesan Schools of Distinction.

Dr. Robin Conboy, principal, represented the staff and students at St. Isidore School at the award ceremony.

“We are humbled to be recognized by the Archdiocese for our hard work and will continue to strive for 95% growth next year,” she said.