State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor recognizes Ladysmith Elementary school as being among 107 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors in the 2019-2020 school year.

The School of Recognition award is presented to schools leveraging federal Title I funding to provide additional resources and services to economically disadvantaged students.

The staff and students of Ladysmith Elementary School earn an award for Beating the Odds. The school has received the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award for 16 consecutive years. Criteria for receiving a School of Recognition award included reaching goals for test participants, attendance and graduation rates. 

Ladysmith Elementary School Principal Laura Stunkel said, “Our continued focus on high expectation for all students is the mindset that makes this possible.” Stunkel added that Ladysmith Elementary provides all students with research based curriculum and high levels of collaboration and teaming at each grade level to make sure there is equity in every classroom.

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