Royall Intermediate School in Elroy and Wonewoc-Center Elementary School are among 169 public schools which the state Department of Public Instruction have named Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition for the 2015-16 school year.
The Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards highlight schools that have demonstrated success in educating students from low-income families. To be eligible, schools must receive federal Title I funding to provide services to large numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children and meet other achievement criteria.
Royall Intermediate and Wonewoc-Center Elementary are among 117 Beating-the-Odds schools. These schools are in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state and have above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels.
This year’s 169 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award recipients are from 109 school districts and two non-district chartering authorities.
Schools meeting criteria as Beating-the-Odds, High-Achieving or High-Progress institutions will receive a plaque at a March 14 ceremony at the State Capitol.