Westview Elementary School in Platteville is one of 173 Wisconsin schools to be named a Title I School of Recognition by the state Department of Public Instruction.
Westview was one of 28 schools to be named High Progress Schools, which fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and math and have achievement gaps of less than 3 points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps.
The Wisconsin Title I Schools 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.
Three Prairie du Chien schools — Bluff View Elementary School, Bluff View Middle School, and Bluff View Junior High School — along with Cassville Elementary School, Lone Rock Elementary School, Riverdale Elementary School in Muscoda, and Wauzeka High School were named Beating the Odds Schools. Those schools qualify for being in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state while having above-average student achievement in reading and math when compared to similar schools.
Schools of Recognition will receive a plaque at a ceremony at the State Capitol Oct. 13 and will receive $500 for use by the school.