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; and
- Have met AYP (adequate yearly progress) indicators for two or more consecutive years.
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 Recognitions for 2012-13
A total of 132 schools received the Schools of Recognition award for 2012-13. Of those schools, 20 have received the award five or more consecutive years; one school — Marengo Valley School in the Ashland School District — has earned the award for all 10 years of the program.
Click here to see a list of all 2012-13 Schools of Recognition.
These schools were recognized at an October 2, 2012 awards ceremony at the State Capitol.
Click here to see photos from the ceremony.
For questions about this information, contact Greg Doyle (608) 267-1294