Oriole Lane Elementary School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District has been nominated by State Superintendent Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Oriole Lane is one of only eight public elementary schools statewide to be honored with this prestigious national nomination.
Oriole Lane’s recognition is based on overall academic excellence as well as progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Through its School and District Report Card program, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction rates achievement for the state’s public school districts, issuing an accountability index score ranging from 0-100. Oriole Lane recently achieved the second highest overall school score for a 4K-5 school in the state with a score of 95.7. Oriole Lane also achieved a near perfect score of 99.6 for its success in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
"I am so very proud of everyone's efforts to do what is best for all students every day,” said Oriole Lane Principal Mary Jo Tye. “The focus of our staff in identifying and targeting student needs through the use of data is most impressive. This nomination honors the dedication and collaboration I see daily from all members of the Oriole Lane family—students, teachers and parents. I am honored to be a part of such an outstanding team."
Nominated schools must complete an application and undergo a national review process. We should know in September if we have been designated as a National Blue Ribbon school. If you would like more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, please see complete information from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.