Area schools receive recognition from state
School District of Rhinelander’s Crescent Elementary School and Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES), along with Three Lakes Elementary, have been named Wisconsin Title 1 Schools of Recognition for the current school year.
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor honored 107 schools for leveraging federal Title 1 funding to provide additional resources and services to economically disadvantaged students. Staff and students at the two Rhinelander schools also earned an award for “Beating the Odds,” which means they are in the top 25% of high-poverty schools in the state and have above-average student achievement in reading and math compared to similarly populated schools.
Three Lakes Elementary earned School of Recognition and High-Progress recognition, which means the school is within the top 10% of schools experiencing student growth in reading and math and has a narrow achievement gap of three points or less, or narrowing significantly.
“This award is special to our staff because we focus on these goals every day,” said Three Lakes Elementary School Principal Steve Gruszynski. “None of this happens without a team approach that includes very strong parent support and encouragement.”
The awards are typically given at a statewide banquet in May, however due to the COVID-19 crisis, the banquet has been canceled.