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Riverview Elementary School recognized as Title I Distinguished School
Riverview Elementary School in Dawson County. - photo by Erica Jones

Riverview Elementary School in Dawson County has recently received the designation as a Title I Distinguished School by the Georgia Department of Education, an honor given to the top five percent of all Title I schools in the state. 

The Dawson County Board of Education recognized staff and administrators for the achievement during the board’s Nov. 8 meeting. Denise Reynolds, director of federal programs, assessment and accountability, spoke about the designation to the board. 

“Riverview has been a Title I Distinguished School every year since the State of Georgia established this status back in the fall of 2018,” Reynolds said. “They’re a model school for what relentless commitment to student learning looks like every single day.” 

The recognition of being named as a Title I Distinguished School is based on College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) content mastery data. Schools are named as a Title I Distinguished School for having the highest overall student performance in the state. 

“They have a collaborative approach to serving the students and the families at Riverview,” Reynolds said of Riverview. “This is a great accomplishment, as this shows how collective efficacy can support, overcoming the barriers faced during the pandemic while maintaining rigorous expectations to increase student achievement.” 

Because of the distinction, Riverview is also eligible to apply for recognition as a National Title I Distinguished School, an honor that has not been announced yet at this time. 

Reynolds presented Riverview’s principal, Adam Maroney, with a flag and certificate honoring his school’s achievement, and she and the members of the board congratulated him and his staff for their hard work to once again receive the distinction.