Elmore, Jefferson and Kennedy elementary schools show success in educating students from low-income families

Three district elementary schools are being recognized as Wisconsin Schools of Recognition for their efforts in educating students from low-income families. Elmore, Jefferson, and Kennedy elementary schools all have above-average student achievement on the 2010-11 state reading and mathematics examinations compared to other schools in similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels. These schools also met adequate yearly progress for the past two years. This is the second year in a row that Kennedy Elementary School is being recognized as a Wisconsin School of Recognition.

“We are proud of our staff and students! Everyone has been working very hard to ensure all children succeed,” said Dr. Michelle Langenfeld, superintendent of schools and learning. “While we recognize we still have a lot of work to do and we are committed to raising student achievement, this celebration is a great way to kick off the school year.”

The 2011-12 Wisconsin School of Recognition awards go to schools that have some of the highest poverty rates in the state based on free and reduced-price school lunch data. Principals from Elmore, Jefferson and Kennedy will receive a plaque at an October 12 awards ceremony at the State Capitol and $5,000 for use by each school. Congrats students and staff!

    • Kathie Rasman
    • September 11th, 2011

    Everyone needs to see this. We need to support our state teachers and let them know how proud we are of them and the almost impossible accomplishments they achieve with our kids. Thanks educators!

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