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Maple Avenue earns state high progress award

Maple Avenue Elementary School was one of 173 schools to earn the 2014-15 Wisconsin School of Recognition Award. Presented to schools that demonstrate high achievement and progress, the award recognizes above-average results in reading and mathematics when compared to schools of similar size, configuration and community make up.

Maple Avenue falls within the top 10 percent of Title I schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics scores, and has a minimal or shows evidence of reducing its achievement gap among student subgroups. In addition, Maple Avenue met the state’s test participation, attendance and dropout goals.

A recognition ceremony to honor Maple Avenue and other distinguished schools will be Oct. 13 at the State Capitol in Madison.

Maple Avenue Principal Kristin Koeper-Hamblin credits the commitment and hard work of staff and students for the achievement.

“Our staff and students are truly deserving of this special recognition,” Koeper-Hamblin said. “Our staff is dedicated to providing rigorous classroom instruction and research-based reading and math interventions to our students.”

Teaching staff members dig deep into student data and use weekly monitoring to identify what students need and target instruction to promote learning and achievement, according to Koeper-Hamblin.

“Our continued hard work and positive relationships among staff, students and families will help us reach our goal of meeting the educational needs of all Maple Avenue students,” she said.