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Pennsylvania Names Gotwals a Title 1 Distinguished School

The school achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for several consecutive years and had outstanding academic gains in science.

Norristown Area School District can proudly announce that for the 2012-13 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education – Division of Federal Programs has named Gotwals Elementary School a Title 1 Distinguished School.

The school has secured this honor by achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two or more consecutive years and realizing outstanding academic gains in science. 

"We are extremely proud of Gotwals and their accomplishment," said Superintendent Dr. Janet Samuels. "We look forward to our students continuing to succeed and excel."

This is not the first time that Gotwals has achieved this honor. Gotwals was previously named a 2008/09 Title-I Distinguished School and represented Pennsylvania at the 2010 national conference in Washington, DC.

The secret to Gotwal’s success is its laser like focus on student achievement. Such a focus on achievement leads to curriculum choices – emphasizing the core skills of reading, writing, and mathematics in order to improve student opportunities for success in a wide variety of other academic endeavors.

Congratulations to our extraordinary students and their families AND our amazing teachers  and administrative leadership!

Mary Ellen Digregorio January 04, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Definition of adequate (adj) bing.com · Bing Dictionary ad·e·quate [ áddəkwət ] 1.enough: sufficient in quality or quantity to meet a need or qualify for something 2.just barely enough: just barely sufficient in quality or quantity to meet a need or qualify for something POOR WORD CHOICE IT'S LIKE PRASING SOMEONE FOR MAKING IT TO THE TOLET BUT THEY STILL CRAPPED ON THE FLOOR.....
jxjipper January 04, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Oustanding!
smh January 06, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Mary Ellen Digregorio. We are used to nothing but shootings and bad news being reported on the patch. Finally there is an article about our local kids doing well and you have that to say. You lady are a royal bitch. What kind of person are you to attack an elementary school on winning an award? Its people like you that give kind hearted people the permission to use the word "cun*" have a nice day.

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