Iron River Elementary School is one of 114 schools to be named a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition for the 2018-19 school year. The honor recognizes a school's success in educating all its students, regardless of their economic background.

"This award recognizes us as one of the highest achieving schools in the state of Wisconsin for a second year in a row," Principal Brad Larrabee said.

The school will host an all-school celebration to mark the achievement from 3-3:30 p.m. May 30.

Each of the award-winning schools receives federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children.

"Students living in poverty often find themselves standing outside the dreams we hold for our

youth," State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor said. "To bring students back into the dream requires skill, knowledge and commitment. Thank you, educators, support staff, families, partners - everyone who helped schools earn these awards. You are building a better future for your students and our state."