The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has named the Gibraltar Area School District one of seven High-Achieving Schools in the state as part of the Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition awards highlighting 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.
“I want to congratulate these schools as examples of the success we need in all of our schools to close achievement gaps,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “These awards recognize the work by students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. We know that rigorous programming and attention to student needs make a difference and will help us reach our Agenda 2017 goals: to improve graduation rates, reduce dropout rates, and close college and career readiness gaps.”
Schools meeting the recognition award criteria will receive a plaque at an Oct. 13 ceremony at the State Capitol and $500 for use by the school.