“School of Recognition” designation comes from state
For the City Times
Jefferson Elementary School continues to “beat the odds” and for the fifth consecutive year has earned a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award.
Schools of Recognition qualify as “High Achieving”, “High Progress” and/or “Beating the Odds” in the statewide recognition each year. Jefferson qualified as “Beating the Odds” as a result of the school’s above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations and the percentage of students receiving federal free and reduced-price school meals.
“It is about dedicated professionals working hard and doing what is necessary on behalf of students,” said Molly Demrow, principal. “We are proud of our students and their consistent record of achievement; we are a little school that continues to perform and I am proud of our students and staff”.
Title I funding eligibility is determined by the number of students attending the school from low-income families based on federal free and reduced-price school meals.
The school will be recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction during a ceremony at the state capitol in March.