EXETER — The John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Exeter was one of the selected 96 schools throughout the state to be named a 2015-16 Distinguished Title I School.
This is the fifth year the school has been recognized and presented with this award, as selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Federal Programs.
Recently the awarded schools were honored and recognized for their best instructional practices and successes at the 2016 Title I School Improvement Conference held in Pittsburgh and each was highlighted in the conference program booklet.
Each year the Division of Federal Programs from the Pennsylvania Department of Education selects a small number of Title I schools who meet the criteria for receiving the Title I Achievement Award to be named a Distinguished Title I School.
Title I distinguished schools demonstrate a commitment to learning by holding their students to the high academic standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for students and schools.
This year the Division of Federal Programs selected 96 Title I schools out of more than 1,700 in Pennsylvania to receive this academic award and be recognized as a Distinguished Title I School.
The criteria used for schools to be selected to receive this distinguished award was based on aggregate progress in closing the gap in reading and math for PSSA and meeting all annual measurable objectives.