10/06/10 The National Association of State Title I Directorâ€™s Title I Schools Recognition Program for a second year in a row has chosen Menominee Elementary school as one of the schools in the running to represent the stateâ€™s Title I schools that have made the most progress in significantly closing the achievement gap between student subgroups.
Â· Ten schools in the state of Indiana have been identified for site visits based on a review of the following criteria:
Â· Student Achievement Data (Exemplary Progress);
Â· Meets or Exceeds Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) 2008-2009 and 2009-2010;
Â· Poverty Data of 35% or higher;
Menomineeâ€™s principal, Mr. Mike Dunn, will undergo a phone interview with the State Title I Director. If the interview goes well, the Title I Director and a few staff members will do an onsite visit at Menominee Elementary School. One school in the state of Indiana will then be chosen as Indianaâ€™s top Title I School. If chosen as the top school, Menominee Elementary School will be recognized at the National Title I Conference which will be held in Tampa, Florida on January 31-Februray 3, 2011.
In the last three years, four Plymouth Elementary Schools have been chosen as a participant in the first part of this process. Menominee and Washington Schools last year made it to the site visit and were recognized as one of the top four Title I schools in the state. Two years ago, Webster Elementary School was chosen Top Title I School in Indiana.