Eagle Point Elementary earns Title I School of Recognition Award

State Superintendent Tony Evers announced in September that Eagle Point Elementary School has earned a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition award.Title-I_recognition

The Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition awards highlight schools that have demonstrated success in educating students from low-income families. To be eligible, schools must receive federal Title I funding to provide services to large numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children and meet other achievement criteria. (more below)

“The Eagle Point family is very excited and humbled by this honor. We are so very proud of our students, staff, and parents who have worked incredibly hard to provide the best learning opportunities possible. We continue to be committed to giving our very best and are looking forward to celebrating this honor with the entire DASD family as we all support each other and work together as a team,” said Eagle Point Principal Ann Schoenberger.

Superintendent, Dr. Sue Borden, also praised the EPES team, “As a district, this confirms that the hard work around curriculum and enhanced professional development is paying off for students. Thank you to the Eagle Point team for being representative of the outstanding work we do each day in DASD!”

The awards recognize schools as High-Achieving, High-Progress, and/or Beating the Odds. Eagle Point qualified as High-Progress.

Schools meeting the recognition award criteria received a plaque at an Oct. 13 ceremony at the State Capitol and $500 for use by the school.  This year’s 173 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award recipients include 133 elementary schools, 29 middle or junior high schools, and 11 high schools. One of 173 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards.20141013_122305

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Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition Criteria
All schools receive federal Title I aid because they have significant numbers of students from low-income families based on federal free and reduced-price school meal income guidelines. Also, all schools meet the state’s test-participation, attendance, and dropout goals.  Additional award criteria:

High-Achieving Schools

  • meet all Annual Measurable Objectives for achievement and graduation
  • have achievement gaps that are less than 3 points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps
  • demonstrate high achievement at the school level

High-Progress Schools

  • fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics for elementary and middle school students or the top 10 percent of schools with the greatest improvement in high school graduation rates
  • have achievement gaps that are less than 3 points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps

Beating the Odds Schools

  • are in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state
  • have above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels
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