State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2013-14 academic year, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families.
“What a great way to start the school year,” Evers said. “By recognizing schools for their success at educating our students, we put the focus where it belongs: on our children.”
All award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. Schools received awards in three categories: High-Achieving, High-Progress, and Beating the Odds based on specific criteria.
This year’s 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award recipients include 14 High-Achieving and 26 High-Progress schools. Six schools earned awards in both the High-Achieving and High-Progress categories. Overall, 131 elementary schools, 23 middle or junior high schools, and 13 high schools earned awards.
The state superintendent will host an awards program at the State Capitol on Oct. 8 to further recognize Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition award recipients. Each school will receive a plaque and $500 for use by the school. During the awards ceremony, nine schools will receive flags for earning the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition award for five consecutive years, and five schools will receive banners for earning the award for 10 consecutive years.
“The staff and administration of these schools are committed to breaking the link between poverty and low academic achievement through rigorous programming and attention to student needs,” Evers said. “The partnerships these schools create among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community provides an educational environment that supports children’s learning so our students graduate college and career ready.
The following SDJ schools are “Schools of Recognition” for the 2013-2014 school year. This is the first time (7) SDJ schools were recognized for this award during the same school year! Congratulations!
High-Progress School – Roosevelt Elementary School
Beating the Odds School – Edison Middle School
Beating the Odds School – Franklin Middle School
Beating the Odds School – Jackson Elementary School (2 years in a row)
Beating the Odds School – Jefferson Elementary School
Beating the Odds School – Lincoln Elementary School (5 years in a row)
Beating the Odds School – Madison Elementary School (3 years in a row)
Information used in this blog was obtained from: http://dpi.wi.gov/files/eis/pdf/dpinr2013_103.pdf