State Superintendent Tony Evers made the announcement Thursday.
“What a great way to start the school year,” he said in a written release. “By recognizing schools for their success at educating our students, we put the focus where it belongs: on our children.”
To be considered for the recognition, a school has to be in the Title I program with a significant number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. All schools must also meet the state’s test-participation, attendance, and dropout goals.Schools were considered in three different categories: high-achieving schools; high-progress schools; and beating the odds schools.
Wilson was listed in the High Achieving category, which means educators and students must:
- Meet all Annual Measurable Objectives for achievement and graduation;
- Fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics for elementary and middle school students or the top 10 percent of schools with the greatest improvement in high school graduation rates;
- Have achievement gaps that are less than 3 points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps; and
- Demonstrate high achievement at the school level.