(Beaver Dam) Several Dodge County schools have been recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the 2018-19 academic school year. State Superintendent Carolyn Sanford Taylor named 114 Wisconsin Title 1 Schools honoring their success in educating students from low-income families. All of the award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. In the Beaver Dam Unified School District, Jefferson Elementary and Lincoln Elementary were recognized for Beating the Odds. The honor means both schools are in the top 25-percent of high-poverty schools in the state and have above average student achievement in reading and mathematics. Schurz Elementary in the Watertown School District also received Beating the Odds recognition. Fall River Elementary and Waupun’s School for Agriculture and Environmental Students were honored as High-Progress Schools. Both institutions fell within the top ten-percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics and have achieved gaps that are less than three points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps. All schools will be recognized during a ceremony on May 20th at the State Capital.