All students at Dogwood Elementary School have improved their test scores—18 percentage points or more—during the past two years.
For that achievement, and for meeting other criteria, the school has been named a Title I Superlative Highest Performing Reward School, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools.
The school, which has 50 percent of its students from economically disadvantaged families, also met the following, to get the honor:
- Ranks in the top 10 percent of most improved Title I schools based on Maryland School Assessment results from 2007-2011
- The gap, known as the acheivement gap, between all students and any lower-performing subgroup has been less than 10 percent during the last two years.
On Thursday, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian M. Lowery and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance will be at the school.
They'll recognize teachers, students, and administrators, including Principal Betty Pettiford.