Country Meadows Elementary School is one of 65 Title I schools that received Wisconsin Reward School honors this week to recognize student academic achievement and academic progress.
“Congratulations to the teachers, school staff members, and families that work to support student achievement in these schools,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers in a release. “These reward schools are models of our Agenda 2017 goals to improve graduation rates, reduce absenteeism and dropout rates, and close college and career-readiness gaps.”
The Department of Public Instruction is required to identify Title I schools that are among the highest achieving in the state and those that have the most significant improvement in student achievement from one year to the next. Title I is a federal program to support schools serving low-income students.
Schools received recognition as High-Achieving or High-Progress, with nine schools earning both designations, Country Meadows Elementary School being one of them.
All reward schools must have minimal achievement gaps on statewide assessments or show evidence of reducing gaps between student groups. Additionally, reward schools must meet the state’s test participation, attendance, and dropout goals.
This year’s Wisconsin Reward Schools include 55 elementary schools, four high schools, five charter schools, and one intermediate school.