Willow Hill Elementary School recognized as a 2017 Distinguished Title I School

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Superintendent Amy Sichel and Principal Damon Jordan pose in the photo with students, staff, and parents at Willow Hill.

Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs honors the top five percent of performing Title I schools in Pennsylvania. This year, Willow Hill Elementary School was selected as one of 168 schools as a “2017 Distinguished Title I School.”

Last spring, Willow Hill was designated as a “2015-2016 Title I Reward for High Progress School.” This placed Willow Hill in the highest five percent of Title I schools in the state, based on aggregate progress in closing the achievement gap in reading and mathematics for PSSA combined for the All Student group and for the Historically Under performing Student group. In addition, to achieve this designation, Willow Hill met all four Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) that included: test participation for all students, attendance rate for all students, closing the achievement gap in mathematics and reading for all students, and closing the achievement gap in mathematics and reading for Historically Under performing students.

Read more on Abington’s website.