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Dentzler has been nationally recognized!

Dentzler Elementary has been named a 2023 National ESEA Distinguished School for the extraordinary success of our students.  The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) has been selecting examples of superior, federally-funded schools for national recognition through the National ESEA Distinguished Schools program since 1996. They celebrate the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements. The program has annually acknowledged the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance and academic growth

  • Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups 

  • Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g. homeless, migrants, English learners, etc.)

  • We are proud of the collaboration and consistency among our staff and student programming.  We believe in our students and implement strategies that promote high levels of learning and achievement of students’ learning goals.  Please see the attached list of recognized schools.

Download a list of 2023 schools