After leaving his mark at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, former principal Joseph Powers continues his legacy in the windy city.
His new home, Jones College Prep, has been named by the US Department of Education a National Ribbon School, according to a press release in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The school is one of two high schools to be awarded the title in the state of Illinois in 2012.
Among his accomplishments while at the Ladue School District, Powers raised his school's graduation rates, ACT scores and Advanced Placement Programs, according to the press release.
The National Ribbon School honor for his current school is the result of leading his 2011 class to have one of the highest college enrollment rates of any Chicago public school as well as the highest rate of honor roll students. Jones College Prep recently appeared in US News and World Report’s “America’s Best High Schools.”
Powers retired from the Ladue School District in 2008, after serving there for eight years.