McKean Elementary Recognized as a 2016 Title 1 Distinguished School

Posted on January 14, 2016, in Academics

For the second year in a row, McKean Elementary School was recognized as a 2016 Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs. McKean Elementary is one of only 96 schools in the state to receive this honor.

“McKean Elementary continues to have staff dedicated to meeting students where they are and empowering them,” says General McLane Superintendent Richard Scaletta. “It is good to have this recognition from the state to confirm what we already know. We are proud of the staff and students at McKean.”

A Title 1 School is one that receives Title 1 funds, which are federal funds distributed to schools in order to enhance reading and mathematics.

McKean Elementary School was the only school in the Erie region to receive this distinction and was selected as a Reward High Achievement School, meaning McKean Elementary is part of the highest 5% of Title I schools based on aggregate math and reading PSSA or Keystone scores and meets all Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs).

All distinguished schools will be honored at the 2016 Title I Improving Schools’ Performance Conference, held February 7-10 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh. All of these schools were eligible to be chosen as Pennsylvania’s National Title I Distinguished School.

A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. The program has been in place since 1996 and highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students.