Northeastern schools receive state honor

Alyssa Pressler
  • The district's two intermediate schools have been named Title I Distinguished Schools
  • The achievement honors schools that close achievement gaps and improve PSSA scores.

Both of Northeastern York School District's intermediate buildings have been named Title I Distinguished Schools by the state Department of Education.

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Shallow Brook  and Spring Forge intermediate schools received the honor, according to a news release from the district. They were named at the Title I Improving Schools' Performance Conference on Jan. 29. Schools are honored each year by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for having success in Title I.

Title I is a federally funded education program that allows schools to use the money to improve learning opportunities and performance standards, the news release stated.

When picking the schools to be honored, the department considers state tests such as the PSSA exams as well as how much the school has decreased the achievement gap, or the gap between students of a lower socioeconomic status, different ethnicities and different genders.

"It is quite an honor to have both Shallow Brook and Spring Forge recognized as Distinguished Title I Schools," Stacey Sidle, the district superintendent, said in the release. "This recognition demonstrates the dedication and hard work of our board, teachers, students, staff and parents as we work together to bridge gaps in learning for students across our entire program."