Four Green Bay Area Public Schools Named 2013-14 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition

State Superintendent Tony Evers has announced 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2013-14 academic year, an honor that recognizes success in education students from low-income families. Four Green Bay area public schools have received this honor: Elmore Elementary, Keller Elementary, Jefferson Elementary and Kennedy Elementary. This year marks the fourth consecutive year Kennedy has received the award, and the second consecutive year for Keller.

The schools receiving these awards have some of the highest poverty rates in the state based on free and reduced-price school lunch data. All award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. The four district schools received awards in the “Beating the Odds” category, which means they are in the top 25% of high-poverty schools in the state. This category also commends schools for having above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations and poverty levels.

Schools meeting all criteria will receive a plaque at an October 8 awards ceremony at the State Capitol, and $500 for use by the school.

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