The state’s Department of Education announced Sallie Zetterower Elementary School as a Reward School putting them in the top 5% of Title I schools in the state.

Title I provides federal funds to local educational agencies and public schools with high volumes of children in poverty to ensure that all children meet challenging state achievement standards. 

This year, 157 schools in 77 school districts were identified as Reward Schools.

A Reward School is among the top 5% of Title I schools in the state that are making the most progress in improving the performance of all students over the most recent two years on the statewide assessments. Because assessments were not administered in the 2019-20 school year, this year’s list is based on 2018-19 and 2019-20 data.

“While we are focused on ensuring all schools have the support and resources they need to continuously improve, it is incredibly important that we also recognize and celebrate when schools are doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I wish to congratulate the staff and students of this year’s Reward Schools – during a time of challenges, they have worked hard and they have succeeded.”