Goessel Elementary School learned Friday that the school had been recognized as a Title I Reward School by the Kansas Department of Education.
The recognition is given to the top 10 percent of Title I schools, based on high academic performance or high academic progress, Superintendent John Fast said. GES was recognized based on sustained high scores in reading. Title I is a federal program focusing on the reading skills of young students, especially at-risk students.
Fast said the recognition is an indication of the work of all the educators and students at GES, notably Mary Schmidt, who coordinates the school’s reading services.
Despite the name of the recognition, there is no tangible reward for the school, Fast said.