Local Schools Earn Title 1 “Schools of Recognition” Honors

State Superintendent of
Schools Carolyn Stanford Taylor has announced 114 Wisconsin Title 1 School of
Recognition awards for 2019. These awards honor and recognize the success in
the education of students who come from economically disadvantaged families. The
schools who had won these were among those receiving federal Title 1 funding.
In order to qualify for Title 1 funding a school must meet state test
participation, attendance, and dropout goals along with other award specific


Oakfield Elementary
School is one example of a school which has won several awards. The school has
received recognition for having qualified for these awards for five consecutive
years. This year it has also won two more for being both High-Achieving &
having High-Progress. Waupun School District’s School for Agriculture and
Environmental Studies was also given the High-Progress award and Fond du Lac
School District’s Riverside Elementary School and Sabish Middle School both
received the Beating the Odds award. The Beating the Odds award is given to
schools who are in the top twenty five percent of high-poverty schools in the
state but who also have above-average student achievement compared to similar


In a news release, Taylor
thanked all of the educators, families, support staff, and partners for all of
their hard work in helping to build a better future for these students.