Boyce Middle School named 2016-17 Distinguished Title I School
Boyce Middle School is one of 179 schools to be recognized as a Title I Distinguished School in the 2016-2017 school year by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs.
Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title I schools in Pennsylvania. There are two designations: Reward for High Achievement and Reward for High Progress. High Achievement recognizes the highest five percent of Title I schools based on aggregate math and reading PSSA or Keystone scores that also met all Annual Measurable Objectives. High Progress recognizes the highest five percent of Title I schools based on a composite of the math and English Language Arts Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS) indices for the schools. Schools also met participation and graduation/attendance AMOs.
“We have selected 179 Title I schools to be named Distinguished Schools based on that criterion,” Susan McCrone, chief of the Division of Federal Programs, said. “I congratulate you and your staff on the success experienced within your school.”
Boyce Middle School will be honored at the 2017 Title I Improving Schools’ Performance Conference Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017, at the Sheraton Station Square hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
Title I schools receive supplemental federal funding to bridge the gap between economically disadvantaged students, as determined by free and reduced lunch, and other students.