Five district schools receive state recognition for student achievement

This fall, the Green Bay Area Public School district has received notice from the state-level that five schools are doing exceptionally well in student achievement.

Four Green Bay elementary schools were named 2010-2011 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition:  Beaumont, Chappell, Kennedy, and Lincoln Elementary Schools .

These schools are recognized based on their free and reduced lunch rates combined with high student achievement based on the 2009-2010 state reading and mathematics examinations compared to similar schools. It is the first year Beaumont, Chappell, and Kennedy were recognized. This is the third year Lincoln received this distinction.

Additionally, Lombardi Middle School has been named an Exemplary Middle School by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA). The criteria for recognition includes one or more of the following:
  • Rapid improvement in reading and/or math scores in the past school year;
  • Reading and/or math scores in the top 10% in the past year; and
  • Rapid improvement in scores in reading and/or math with special designation for rapid improvement in schools comprised of a high poverty population (greater than 33% free and reduced lunch, Lombardi was at 38% the 2009-2010 school year).
“Staff across the district has been working together in professional learning communities, focusing on improving student achievement at all levels,” said Greg Mass, superintendent of schools and learning. “The recognition bestowed on these schools is just a small sample of the many exciting things happening in our district schools.”

Lombardi Middle School now qualifies to apply for the Middle School of Excellence Award. Schools receiving the award will be notified by January 15, 2011 and recognized at the Middle Level Commission Conference.

Congratulations to students, their families, and staff at these schools!

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