All of the schools recognized receive federal Title I funding 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.
This year’s 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award recipients include 14 High-Achieving and 26 High-Progress schools. As a High-Achieving school, Whitefish Bay High School:
- met all Annual Measurable Objectives for achievement and graduation
- has achievement gaps that are less than 3 points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps
- demonstrates high achievement at the school level
State Superintendent Tony Evers will host an awards program at the State Capitol on Oct. 8 to further recognize Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition award recipients. Each school will receive a plaque and $500 for use by the school.
“The staff and administration of these schools are committed to breaking the link between poverty and low academic achievement through rigorous programming and attention to student needs,” Evers said. “The partnerships these schools create among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community provide an educational environment that supports children’s learning so our students graduate college and career ready.”