Congdon Recognition

James B. Congdon Elementary designated a “School of Recognition”
Posted on 10/15/2018
Congdon RecognitionJames B. Congdon Elementary School has been designated a “School of Recognition” by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The honor stems from MCAS results released on September 27. Congdon students met or exceeded 95% of all its targets and placed in the 85th percentile for the state for all growth indicators. Congdon is one of only 51 schools across the Commonwealth to earn the School of Recognition title.

At a Congdon School assembly on Friday, October 12, Principal Darcie Aungst welcomed Mayor Jon Mitchell, Superintendent Thomas Anderson, representatives of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and special guests, who were on hand to congratulate students and staff on their accomplishment. The assembly began with students reciting the Congdon Pledge: “Today and every day, I promise to work hard, be nice, and stay safe.”

Superintendent Anderson recognized Congdon educators and staff, inviting students to stand and give their teachers a round of applause.

Mayor Mitchell pointed to the school’s designation as evidence that “hard work does pay off.” Citing Congdon as exemplary, he noted “What you’re doing here is something we want to make sure every school is doing, so that every kid in the city can make the most of their potential.”