Dunston Elementary School was one of six high-poverty schools statewide to be recognized today for its achievement.

The North Charleston school was one of three to be considered a Title I Reward Schools for Progress, and it will receive a $5,000 grant for showing substantial progress from one year to the next.

Two additional schools were recognized for progress. Those were Spaulding Middle School in Darlington and Saxe Gotha Elementary School in Lexington 1.

Three schools were cited as Title I Reward Schools for Performance for overall student achievement, but none of those were in the Lowcountry.

Dunston Elementary leaders have been invited to attend the state Association of Title I Administrators’ fall conference to share their best practices with other schools.

One of those three Reward Schools for Progress and three Reward Schools for Performance schools each will be named a South Carolina Title I Distinguished School, and both will receive an additional $10,000 grant to attend the national Title 1 conference.

The other two schools recognized for progress were Spaulding Middle in Darlington and Saxe Gotha Elementary in Lexington 1.