Northeast school earns Gold Star award

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
April 24, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A northeast Kansas City, Mo., school has earned a gold star.

On April 10, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded Lincoln College Preparatory Academy as a Gold Star School. The school, located at 2111 Woodland Ave., achieved this honor because of outstanding academic achievements. Lincoln College Prep is one of the only eight schools in Missouri to have received the Gold Star designation in 2014.

According to the department’s website, in order to recommend a school to the Commissioner of Education as a Missouri Gold Star School, the school must meet the nomination criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Education for the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, complete the National Blue Ribbon Schools application and the U.S. Department of Education must accept the schools National Blue Ribbon Schools application. The program recognizes schools with students who achieve at very high levels or schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

Lincoln College Prep was previously named a Gold Star School in 2008. Under state rules, the academy was ineligible to rejoin the list for the next five years. With this year’s announcement, the academy is now eligible to seek a Blue Ribbon School designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

In a press release, Joseph Hesman, principal at Lincoln College Prep, said receiving the award is a great honor for everybody at the school.

“This is a true testament to the hard work that our students and teachers have done,” Hesman said. “With the outstanding support of the parents and district, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is continuing to help our student experience a very strong academic program.”

According to superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green, the designation is a “reflection of the focus and dedication of stakeholders across Kansas City Public Schools.”

“With Lincoln College Prep joining the ranks of elite secondary schools in Missouri, that helps fuel the culture of excellence we’ve developed across KCPS,” Green said.

Comments are closed.

  • Crossroads Academy and Scuola Vita Nuova to Open Downtown High School in 2018

    February 3rd, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Northeast’s Scuola Vita Nuova [SVN] and downtown’s Crossroads Academy — two of Kansas City’s leading K-8 charter schools — will merge organizations in July


    Contract talks begin with new superintendent

    January 27th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr.


    KCPS names Dr. Mark Bedell as new superintendent

    January 20th, 2016
    by

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Jan. 20, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously […]


    Superintendent search down to two

    January 20th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A packed auditorium of parents and students at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts got a glimpse of who their next superintendent


    KCU cuts ribbon to new administration building and a year of centennial celebrations

    January 20th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences [KCU] kicked off its centennial celebration year with the ribbon cutting of its administration building.


  • [Advertisement.]
  • Glimpse into the past

    January 13th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A small tin box offered a glimpse into Northeast’s past.
    Last Saturday, the Kansas City Museum opened a time capsule that was found in a


    KCU and Missouri Southern State University partner to offer “It’s Yours to Lose – Advanced Medical Acceptance Program”

    January 13th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), signed a partnership agreement with Missouri Southern State University (MSSU), a state-supported university located in Joplin,


    KCU Assistant Dean and NE native Anne VanGarsse selected as Chief Medical Officer for Health Partnership Clinic

    January 6th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) has announced that Anne VanGarsse, MD, assistant dean of clinical affairs and assistant professor of


    KCPS School Board hosting Jan. 14 public forums with Superintendent finalists

    January 6th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors is hosting individual forums with the two Superintendent finalists.


    Della Lamb helps residents celebrate Christmas

    December 23rd, 2015
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Della Lamb is committed to its community.
    So much so that during the holidays, when they know there are low income families out there


  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    Mardi Gras celebration

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Feb. 10, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Columbus Park’s Don Bosco Senior Center was the scene […]

    City to Speedy Cash – you’re done

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The wrecking ball has been spared once at the corner of Independence Boulevard and Prospect Avenue.

    Upscale Baltimore Hotel hosted presidents

    Northeast News Eccentric. That’s how many described noted turn-of-the-century Kansas City architect Louis S. Curtiss.