Fairmount School received an Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois State Board of Education in recognition of their exemplary performance on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test from 2010 to 2012. Fairmount was among the 454 schools statewide to receive the Academic Excellence Award for 2012 by sustaining high performance levels on state assessments for at least three years. To achieve this award, schools must meet the following criteria: All schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2011 and 2012. At schools serving students in eighth grade and under: 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years. The Illinois Honor Roll celebrates the accomplishments of Fairmount School in providing high quality education for all their students.