Title I Recognition and Awards Program


The Purpose of the Academic Achievement and Distinguished Schools Awards is to recognize and honor those Title I elementary and secondary schools that exceed adequate yearly progress two or more consecutive years, or make the greatest gains in closing the achievement gap between student groups and to identify Title I schools as models of best practices for schools of similar demographics identified for school improvement.

Schools receiving monetary awards under this program must use the funds for instructional purposes to enhance academic programs for student achievement.

Schools receive Academic Achievement Awards for each of the following categories:

  • Exceed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) two or more years in Reading and Mathematics
  • Exceed Academic Performance Index (API) two or more years in Mathematics
  • Exceed API two or more years in Reading
  • Close the gap between subgroups in Reading and Mathematics
  • Close the gap between subgroups in Reading
  • Close the gap between subgroups in Mathematics

Oklahoma Title I Distinguished Schools are schools that have achieved exemplary or high evidence in at least one of the following categories:

  • Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years
  • Outstanding gains in closing the achievement gap between student groups in Reading and Mathematics

Program Statute: Public Law 107 - 110 § 117 (b)(1)(2) and Public Law 107 - 110 § 117 34 CFR 200.40

Funding Source: Federal

Timeline: Fall/Winter - Title I Awards Schools selected by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and recommended to the State Board of Education
Winter/Spring - Awards granted to schools

Eligible Recipients: To receive an Academic Achievement Award, schools must:

  • Be Title I schools
  • Have at least 75% poverty
  • Meet or exceed state standards for making AYP for two or more years
  • Meet or exceed the state average in reading and math
  • Have an Academic Performance Index (API) minimum of 1000 for at least three years

To be recognized as a Distinguished School, schools must:

  • Be Title I schools
  • Have at least 75% poverty
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement for two or more consecutive years
  • Meet or exceed state standards for making AYP for two or more years
  • Meet or exceed the state average in reading and math


Distinguished Schools Selection Process:

I. The State identifies eligible schools for site visits based on a desk review of:

  • Student Achievement Data;
  • Meets or Exceeds Adequate Yearly Progress;
  • Poverty Data; and
  • Recognition History

II. The state contacts each school identified to determine whether the school would like to apply to participate in the National Recognition Program. In order to apply the school must:

  • Complete a Participation Form
  • Complete a School Description
  • Agree to a Site Visit

III. A site visit is conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the school in the following areas:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Providing Opportunities for All Children to Achieve
  • Coordination with Other Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Partnerships with Parents/Families/Communities

IV. Schools are to receive one of the following ratings in each category:

  • Exemplary
  • High Evidence
  • Moderate Evidence
  • No Evidence

Only schools that receive ratings of "Exemplary" or "High Evidence" in each of the categories may be nominated for national recognition.

Distinguished School Award Recipients:
2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-082006-072005-062004-052002-032000-01

Academic Achievement Award Recipients:
2010-112009-102008-09

 

Recipients of the Title I Distinguished School Awards

2011-12

Schools
Districts
Garfield Elementary School Ponca City Public Schools
Glencoe Elementary School Glencoe Public Schools
Salk Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
 

2010-11

Smithville Elementary School Smithville Public Schools
Mark Twain Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
 

2009-10

Washington Elementary School Pryor Public Schools
Whitesboro Elementary School Whitesboro Public Schools
Timothy C. Arnold Elementary School Oilton Public Schools
 

2008-09

Lincoln Elementary School Lawton Public Schools
Oak Park Elementary School Bartlesville Public Schools
Cleveland Elementary School Lawton Public Schools
 

2007-08

Cottonwood Elementary School Cottonwood Public Schools
Byng Elementary School Byng Public Schools
Agra Elementary School Agra Public Schools
 

2006-07

Burroughs Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Washington Elementary School Miami Public Schools
Alcott Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Cherokee Elementary School Muskogee Public Schools
Oakridge Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
 

2005-06

Union Elementary School Ponca City Public Schools
Wilson Elementary School Norman Public Schools
Byng Elementary School Byng Public Schools
Edison Elementary School Bristow Public Schools
Finley-Reese Elementary School Wright City Public Schools
 

2004-05

Latta Elementary School Latta Public Schools
Snyder Elementary School Snyder Public Schools
 

2002-03

Goodwell Elementary School Goodwell Public Schools
Marlow Elementary School Marlow Public Schools
Westwood Elementary School Stillwater Public Schools
Wainwright Elementary School Wainwright Public Schools
Zaneis Elementary School Zaneis Public Schools
 

2000-01

Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Public Schools
Mannsville Elementary School Mannsville Public Schools
Stuart Elementary School Stuart Public Schools
Watson Elementary School Watson Public Schools
 

 

Recipients of the Title I Academic Achievement Awards

2011-12

Exceeding AYP Two or More Years in Reading and Mathematics
Schools
Districts
Vian Middle School Vian
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2010-11

Exceeding AYP Two or More Years in Reading and Mathematics
Schools
Districts
Vian Middle School Vian Public Schools
Wright City Elementary School Wright City Public Schools
William R. Teague Elementary School Wagoner Public Schools
Exceeding API Two or More Years in Mathematics
Rollingwood Elementary School Putnam City Public Schools
Emerson Elementary School Duncan Public Schools
Exceeding API Two or More Years in Reading
Western Oaks Middle Schools Putnam City Public Schools
Epperly Heights Elementary School Midwest City/Del City Public Schools
Robertson Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Reading and Mathematics
Rector Johnson Middle School Broken Bow Public Schools
Wapanucka Elementary School Wapanucka Public Schools
Eastside Elementary School Sallisaw Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Reading
Newkirk Elementary School Newkirk Public Schools
Battiest Elementary School Battiest Public Schools
 

2009-10

Exceeding API Two or More Years in Reading
Schools
Districts
Washington Elementary School Miami Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Reading and Mathematics
Wilson Elementary School Miami Public Schools
Horace Mann Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Chouteau Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Mathematics
Linwood Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Dove Science Academy (OKC) Oklahoma City Public Schools
Cave Springs Elementary School Cave Springs Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Reading
Lincoln Elementary School Lawton Public Schools
Canadian Elementary School Canadian Public Schools
Agra Elementary School Agra Public Schools
 

2008-09

Exceeding API Two or More Years in Reading
Schools
Districts
Rocky Mountain Public School Rocky Mountain Public School
Washington Elementary School Pryor Public Schools
Mark Twain Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Columbus Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Exceeding API Two or More Years in Mathematics
Cooper Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Southeast High School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Bryant Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Westwood Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Linwood Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Exceeding API Two or More Years in Reading and Mathematics
Hartshorne Junior High School Hartshorne Public Schools
Remington Elementary School Tulsa Public Schools
Wilson Elementary School Miami Public Schools
Horace Mann Elementary School Oklahoma City Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Mathematics
Shady Grove Public School Shady Grove Public School
Coolidge Elementary School Enid Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Reading
Eufaula Elementary School Eufaula Public Schools
Hugo Elementary School Hugo Public Schools
Fort Towson Elementary School Fort Towson Public Schools
Closing the Gap Between Subgroups in Reading and Mathematics
Harmony Public School Harmony Public School
 

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Last updated on December 11, 2014