Shorewood Hills Elementary School receives National Blue Ribbon school award

Amber Walker:

Shorewood Hills Principal Anu Ebbe said a commitment to high expectations in the classroom and relationship building with students contribute to the school’s academic outcomes.

“When we look at our school-wide data around reading and mathematics we’ve shown consistent growth every year for every category of student. We have closed the gap for our English language learners and our African-American students in reading and math,” Ebbe said. “We are constantly looking at our data and saying ‘What is the next level of professional development and learning that needs to happen so we can ensure all our kids are growing?’ The staff is incredibly open to taking risks and trying new things. It is an amazing place.”

Ebbe said students, staff and families watched United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ announcement, delivered via YouTube, at the school on Thursday.

Ebbe said the Shorewood community tries to create a school culture that acknowledges and respects students for who they are and takes pride in its diverse student body.