HRS Level 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Neal Math and Science Academy achieves Level 2 certification in Marzano High-Reliability Schools™

North Chicago, IL., [January 2024] — Neal Math and Science Academy is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 2 certification in Marzano High-Reliability Schools™. Level 2 certification means Neal Math and Science Academy has established “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom,” which focuses on the responsibility of school leaders and teachers to ensure high-quality instruction.

The high-reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Resources to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators.

This framework, based on 50 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become an HRS—where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.

“As you move through the levels, it represents a complete transformation in how schools are run,” says CEO Robert J. Marzano.

Schools must collect data and validate their performance to climb each hierarchy level. Marzano Resources analysts, in cooperation with school data teams, determine certification.

Using the HRS framework and indicators, schools can drive sustained, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system.

About Marzano Resources:

Based on Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 50 years of education research, Marzano Resources supports teachers and administrators through customizable on-site professional development, educator events, virtual coaching, books, videos, and online courses. Our associates and authors are thought education leaders and deliver research-backed guidance for all significant areas of schooling, including curriculum development, instruction, assessment, student engagement, and personalized competency-based education. Contact Name: Michael Grenda, Principal School: Neal Math and Science Academy Address: 1905 Argonne Drive North Chicago, IL 60064 Phone: (847) 689-6313 Email:

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