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Lannon Elementary Receives Wisconsin Reward School Honors

The school was one of 65 schools to receive this honor in Wisconsin as part of the Title I schools program.

Lannon 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, Lannon 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.

Tia February 13, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Quote: To be recognized, schools first must receive 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. 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. So our school gets rewarded for bringing in more of those CITY kids to the district. I am not a happy parent, I'm quite upset.
Sussex Resident February 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM
So sad the ignorance that exists in our community. How are these "city" kids supposed to break out of the mold you so narrow mindedly cast them in? They need to be given the chance to attend a good school where they can learn and feel safe. Also, look around you. I am pretty sure Lannon has it's own low income residents. Just because you aren't wealthy, doesn't mean you are aren't worthy!

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