La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) – La Crosse's Northside Elementary is being awarded for breaking the link between poverty and low academic achievements.
The school is among hundreds of schools in Wisconsin receiving Federal Title 1 funding. The funding is given to schools with a high number of students from low income families.
Northside Elementary Principal Laura Huber says based on last year, 83 to 85% of students receive free or reduced lunch, making the school the highest poverty concentration Elementary school in the school district of La Crosse.
Through a state program, schools can receive awards for extra commitments to meet the needs of students living in poverty. Schools received awards in one of three categories: High-Achieving, High-Progress and Beating the Odds. Northside Elementary School was recognized as a Beating the Odds school.
"We are thrilled with the recognition," states Principal Laura Huber. "It speaks to the extremely hard work of both our students and staff as well as to the commitment of our teachers to meet each students' individual needs."
Northside Elementary will be formally recognized at an awards program at the State Capitol on Oct. 88th. In addition to the honor the school will receive a $500 grant.
Other schools in the area being honored are; Ettrick Elementary School and Blair-Taylor, SoSET Charter School, 2.
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