Three Glendale Unified School District schools will be honored today with the Title I Academic Achievement Award, a recognition bestowed on schools that are improving the performance of low-income students.
John Muir Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Clark Magnet High School were all named Title I Academic Achievement Award-winners for the 2007-08 school year. The state Department of Education will recognize the schools today at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
The award goes to Title I schools that have made substantial progress toward bringing all students to proficiency on the state content standards, and are closing the “achievement gap” that exists between certain sub-groups of students, such as low-income and middle-income students, according to the state Department of Education. Title I schools receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Education because they have sizable numbers of low-income students.