BES Nationally Recognized for Academic Achievement

BES Nationally Recognized for Academic Achievement
Posted on 02/14/2018

Buckingham Elementary School is one of 63 U.S. schools named as 2017 National Title I Distinguished Schools, and the only school in Maryland recognized this year. The honorees were given this designation for either achieving exceptional student performance overall, for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups, or for excellence in serving special populations of students.

A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. The program has been in place since 1996, acknowledging the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:

Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years
Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups
Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g. homelessness, migrant, English learners, etc.)

Buckingham Elementary is being recognized for their efforts in Category 1 and has continuously shown excellence in student performance. Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students.

The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students. More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title I Association website: www.titlei.org.

The 2017 Distinguished Schools were honored February 9, 2018 at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, PA.