Sweetwater ISD received notification today that East Ridge Elementary, Southeast Elementary, and Sweetwater Intermediate School were named National Title I Distinguished Schools. The Education Service Center 14 had only 20 campuses named to this honor out of the 161 schools in this region. Sweetwater ISD is proud to have three of the twenty campuses named.

Since 1996, the National Title I Distinguished School Program has honored schools across the country for their innovation in helping Title I populations achieve high educational standards. Selected from each state by members of the National Title I Association, these schools represent examples of superior Title I programs in one of two categories: 

  1. Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years or
  2. Closing the achievement gap between student groups. 

The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program, is a project of the National Title I Association, and provides an opportunity for Title I schools from every state to be publicly recognized for their positive educational achievements.