Beating the odds | Kenosha Unified School District

Beating the odds

Schools from around the state learned this week that they are among 135 being recognized for their success in educating students. All of the schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged families.

We are extremely proud to share that Grant, Grewenow, Bullen and EBSOLA Dual Language have been announced as four of the 135 Title I schools recognized statewide for their efforts in breaking the link between poverty and low academic achievement. They have been named for Beating the Odds, which means they are in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state and have above average student achievement in reading and math when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations and poverty levels. 

The schools will be honored during a May 21 ceremony at the State Capitol. Schools meeting all criteria will receive a plaque at the awards ceremony. Additionally, five schools will receive commemorative flags for earning the award for five consecutive years. 

The 2018 Title I Schools of Recognition include 24 High-Achieving schools, 40 High-Progress schools, and 87 Beating-the-Odds schools. Sixteen schools have earned honors in two categories. This year’s 135 Title I School of Recognition Award recipients include 111 elementary schools serving K-8 students, 18 middle or junior high schools, and six high schools.