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Two IRSD Schools Receive State Recognition Honors

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The Indian River School District is pleased to announce that two of its schools – Phillip C. Showell Elementary School and North Georgetown Elementary School – have been named Delaware Recognition Schools for 2023. 

Phillip C. Showell Elementary was honored for Exceptional Student Performance while North Georgetown Elementary was a winner for Excellence in Serving Special Populations. They were among 16 schools from across the state to receive Recognition School honors.

“We are overjoyed at having two of our schools honored as State Recognition Schools,” said IRSD Superintendent Jay Owens. “As superintendent, it’s always gratifying to have your schools recognized as being among the best in the state. I want to commend Phillip C. Showell Principal Christy Kerr and North Georgetown Principal Sarah Green and their staffs for their tireless dedication to our students. Honors such as these are not possible without a tremendous amount of hard work and commitment from a gifted group of educators.” 

Exceptional Student Performance awards are given to schools whose students exhibit strong performance and growth on the state’s assessment for Grades 3-8. Excellence in Serving Special Populations honors schools where multilingual learners showed exceptional growth toward meeting proficiency on ACCESS tests.

Phillip C. Showell and North Georgetown will each receive an $8,000 award, a certificate and a banner to hang in their buildings.

  • North Georgetown Elementary School
  • Phillip C. Showell Elementary School
  • State Recognition Schools