Schools of Recognition


Since 2003, DPI has recognized schools which have, under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, met the following criteria:

  • Are Title I-eligible schools;
  • Are in the top quartile of the state for the percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch;
  • Have above-average student academic performance on WKCE test scores (Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam) in reading and mathematics when compared to similar schools;
  • Fall into one of the top three Accountability Index categories of “Meeting Expectations,” “Exceeding Expectations,” or “Significantly Exceeding Expectations” on the School Report Card; and
  • Meet the state's test-participation, attendance, and dropout goals. 

The schools which meet the criteria above are honored at the Schools of Recognition ceremony held annually at the State Capitol in Madison, WI.

Schools of Recognition for 2013-14

Beginning in 2012-13, DPI expanded the Title I Rewards Program to include High Progress and High-Achieving SchoolsThis expansion represents Title I schools that will serve as a model for all schools across the state striving to meet our nation’s new accountability measures and Wisconsin’s Agenda 2017 goals to improve graduation rates and close college and career readiness gaps.

A total of 167 schools received the Schools of Recognition award for 2013-14. Five schools earned Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for 10 consecutive years, and nine schools earned the award for a fifth consecutive year.  

Click here to see a list of all 2013-14 Schools of Recognition.

These schools were recognized at an October 8, 2013 awards ceremony at the State Capitol.



Click here to see a video of keynote speaker, Michael Perry, from the 2012-13 Schools of Recognition event.

Click here to see photos from the 2012-13 ceremony.


For questions about this information, contact Greg Doyle (608) 267-1294