When a school is named one of the top schools in the state four years in a row, people take notice. On Oct. 29th, Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius visited Grandview Middle School during a statewide tour of multi-year Reward Schools.
The Reward School designation is given each year to the highest-performing Title I schools in Minnesota, as indicated by the Multiple Measurements Ratings. Grandview is one of only 30 Minnesota schools to earn the Reward School distinction four times.
Cassellius has been visiting successful schools like Grandview this fall to learn “best practices” that have contributed their academic achievements.
“It’s great to know that our intentional work is making a difference for kids,” said Grandview Principal Christy Zachow. “We’ve always known what we do makes a positive impact on student achievement, but to know that we are one of the best performing schools in this capacity is something I am very proud of.”