GCS SCHOOL IS ONE OF TWO THAT WILL REPRESENT NORTH CAROLINA AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wiley Elementary has been named a 2014 North Carolina Title I Distinguished School by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The honor carries with it a check for $12,500, which was presented to the school on Oct. 31.Wiley Elementary was recognized for making strong progress in closing student achievement gaps. The school will be one of two North Carolina schools represented at the National Title I Conference in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 2-5.The Distinguished Schools program is designed to highlight Title I schools that have exhibited exceptional student performance. Schools were chosen based on their applications and a site visit from NCDPI officials.Two other Guilford County schools, Oak Hill Elementary and Montlieu Elementary, were named Title I Reward Schools for 2013-14. A Reward School is a Title I school that, based on the most recent data available, has been identified as being among the highest 10 percent of all Title I schools in one of two categories: high performance or high progress. All three GCS schools were designated as high-progress schools. Oak Hill received the Distinguished School award in 2013 and was a finalist for the 2014 award.