State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Jefferson Elementary School for being among 132 schools in the state that received Wisconsin School of Recognition honors for the 2012-13 school year during a special Oct. 2 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison.
Evers welcomed, from left: Jefferson School Principal Bill Klein and Michelle Shutter, second grade teacher, to the recognition event. To be recognized, schools must be among those with the highest poverty rates in the state, have met adequate yearly progress goals under federal education law for the past two years, and have student achievement on state mathematics and reading assessments that is higher than schools with similar poverty levels and grade configurations.
“The staff and administration of these schools are committed to forging partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community to create an educational environment that supports children’s learning,” Evers said.
“Congratulations to Jefferson School on their continued academic success. The staff has done an excellent job in building a community of learning” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sheehan. Jefferson Elementary School has been recognized as a School of Recognition for the last five years.
From the Sheboygan Area School District, Grant Elementary School was also recognized.