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Lincoln Heights named National Title 1 Distinguished School

Lincoln Heights Elementary is proud to announce it has been identified as a 2015 National Title I Distinguished School. Lincoln Heights was selected for national recognition by the State of Nebraska because of the success of the school’s educational programs and the significant academic progress made by their students. Because only two schools per state can be selected as a National Title I Distinguished School each year, this award is an especially prestigious honor for Lincoln Heights, their staff and students, and the entire Scottsbluff Public Schools community. 
The National Title I Distinguished School Program, is a project of the National Title I Association, and provides an opportunity for schools from every state to be publicly recognized for their positive educational achievements. To be nominated, all schools must have a poverty rate of 35%, demonstrate high academic achievement for two or more consecutive years, and meet or exceed state standards for making adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two or more consecutive years.

There are two categories of recognition for Nationally Distinguished Schools and Lincoln Heights qualified for both: Sustained Achievement and Closing the Gap. Mrs. Benson describes the culture at Lincoln Heights as one that “begins with a sincere, deliberate commitment to the belief that all students can meet high academic standards, and that as educators we have the ability and the responsibility to help all children reach their maximum potential.”

Lincoln Heights will be honored along with all other national recipients at the National Title I Conference in Houston, Texas in late January.