Franklin & Washington Named Schools of Recognition

Franklin & Washington Named Schools of Recognition
Posted on 04/20/2018

Franklin Elementary and Washington Jr. High Schools in Manitowoc were named as Wisconsin Title 1 Schools of Recognition for their success in closing student achievement gaps.

It is the fourth consecutive year that both schools in the Manitowoc Public School District have received the state recognition. Franklin and Washington will be among 135 schools statewide to be honored during a May 21 ceremony at the State Capitol.

“The state’s Title I Schools of Recognition awards recognize the efforts of students, their families, teachers, school administrators and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said in a press release. “Their success is something to celebrate.”

MPSD Superintendent Mark Holzman congratulated Franklin and Washington for earning above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations and poverty levels.

“Our teachers want all students to succeed and overcome obstacles,” Holzman said. “We are grateful for the hard work that students and families invested with our staff to achieve success.”

Schools with significant numbers of students from low-income families receive federal Title I aid. Schools that earn Title 1 recognition must meet the state’s test-participation, attendance and dropout goals.

This year’s 135 Schools of Recognition include 111 elementary schools serving K-8 students, 18 middle or junior high schools, and six high schools. Read more here on the DPI website at