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Riverview Elementary receives third Title I Distinguished School recognition
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Riverview Elementary School in Dawson County was recently recognized as a Title I Distinguished School for the third year in a row. - photo by Erica Jones

Riverview Elementary School in Dawson County was recently recognized as a Title I Distinguished School for the third year in a row, an honor that is awarded to the top five percent of Title I schools in Georgia. 

According to Dawson County Schools Executive Director of Instructional Support and Student Services Janice Darnell, who oversees the Title I program in the county, schools receive the Title I Distinguished School recognition for having the highest overall student performance in the state. 

“Riverview Elementary has been named a Title I Distinguished School for 2021,” Darnell said. “This is their third consecutive year for being named a distinguished school.”

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Administrators from Riverview Elementary School accept a certificate at the July 20, 2021, meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, honoring the school as a Title I Distinguished School. Photo submitted to the Dawson County News.

In a presentation at the July 20 meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, Darnell and other school officials applauded Riverview administrators for achieving the prestigious honor again. 

Darnell presented school representatives with an award certificate and a recognition flag to hang inside the school building. 

“With this recognition, their name is listed on the Georgia Department of Education’s Title I website,” Darnell said. “It has also made them eligible to be able to apply for the FY21 National Distinguished School Award from the National Association of ESEA state program administration.” 

Darnell said that the reason Riverview has won such an important award is because of the hard work of Riverview administration and staff and their dedication to making sure every student succeeds. 

“We congratulate Riverview on this achievement and their hard work,” Darnell said. “They have a great team at Riverview that works to serve all of their students and provide support for all of their staff every day, just like our other schools do as well, but we’re very proud to be able to recognize them with this achievement.”

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