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Mary Morgan Elementary School

Mary Morgan, Peterson Earns Gold Circle of Quality Award

This is the third consecutive time Mary Morgan has received this award.


When determining a program’s rating, ExceleRate Illinois employs a consistent set of standards in four domains: Teaching and Learning, Family and Community Engagement, Leadership and Management, and Qualifications and Continuing Education.  There are four levels of distinction:  Licensed Circle of Quality, Bronze Circle of Quality, Silver Circle of Quality and Gold Circle of Quality.


The Gold Circle of Quality recognizes programs which have demonstrated quality on all fifteen standards, as validated by an independent assessor. Gold Circle programs meet or exceed specific quality benchmarks on learning environment, instructional quality, and all program administrative standards; group size and staff/child ratios; staff qualifications; and professional development.


To learn more about ExceleRate Illinois, including the specific requirements for each Circle of Quality, visit