News Release: Maryland Schools Superintendent to Laud Three Schools for Superlative Performance in Prince George's County

News Release: Maryland Schools Superintendent to Laud Three Schools for Superlative Performance in Prince George's County

December 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Gail V. Tucker
410-767-0482
Office of Communications
301-952-6001

 

WHO:              Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools

                        Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Maryland State Board of Education

                        Carolyn George-Remy, Principal, Concord Elementary School

                        Dr. Renita Alexander, Principal, Robert Frost Elementary School

                        Olga Pabon, Principal, Seat Pleasant Elementary School

                        Prince George’s County Public School Dignitaries

WHAT:           Dr. Lowery and local school dignitaries will congratulate administrators, educators, and students at Concord Elementary School andRobert Frost Elementary SchoolandSeat Pleasant Elementary School for being named a “Title I Superlative Highest Performing Reward School.”

                        A Title I Superlative Highest Performing Reward School has met progress targets for two consecutive years with an achievement gap between "all students" and any lower performing subgroup at or below 10%. In addition, the school has a student population of 50% economically disadvantaged students, and is in the top 10% of Title I schools showing the most improvement on MSAs between 2007-2011, and made a gain of at least 18 percentage points for "all students."

WHEN:           Thursday, December 6, 2012             

                       

WHERE:         Concord Elementary School  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

                        2002 Concord Lane

                        District Heights, Maryland 20747

                        (301.817.0488)

                        Robert Frost Elementary School     10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

                        6419 85th Avenue

                        New Carrollton, Maryland 20784

                        (301.918.8792)

                           

                        Seat Pleasant Elementary School    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

                        6411 G Street

                        Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743

                        (301.925.2330)

 

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.