Seven Shoreline schools earn 2015 Washington Achievement Awards

Monday, April 18, 2016

State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Isabel Muñoz-Colón announced today (April 18) that seven Shoreline schools are among the 258 Washington schools to earn 2015 Washington Achievement Awards. The award recipients represent the highest performing schools in the state based on three years of academic information as reported in the Washington Achievement Index.

“The Achievement Awards recognize schools and educators making a difference in student outcomes. Award recipients are schools that have made measurable progress helping students prepare for college, career and life,” said Isabel Muñoz-Colón, State Board of Education Chair. “The Achievement Awards are one way we can learn more about the successful strategies Washington schools are using to help our kids.”

Schools are recognized in seven categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, English Language Arts Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate, English Language Acquisition and Achievement Gap.

Shoreline schools recognized as top performers in one or more of categories are:
  • Briarcrest Elementary (High Progress)
  • Brookside Elementary (English Language Arts Growth)
  • Cascade K-8 Community School (Overall Excellence and English Language Arts Growth)
  • Echo Lake Elementary (High Progress and English Language Acquisition)
  • Syre Elementary (Overall Excellence and English Language Arts Growth)
  • Meridian Park Elementary (High Progress)
  • Parkwood Elementary (High Progress)

“These awards are a reflection of the incredible work happening in Shoreline Schools to support the highest levels of success for every student who walks through our doors,” said Rebecca Miner, superintendent of Shoreline Public Schools. 
“It takes an entire school community of committed and caring adults to ensure every student has the opportunity and resources to succeed. Every person plays a critical role in cultivating student achievement. I want to thank and recognize the schools honored with these prestigious awards, as well as all of our staff and volunteers who give their all for each student.”

The award-winning schools will be honored during a ceremony on May 10 at in Union Gap.

The Achievement Index is the only statewide school accountability system recognized by both the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education. The Achievement Index measures student proficiency in math, English language arts, science, student growth, and college and career readiness. Educators, families, and community members can use the Index to identify areas of strength and improvement in Washington’s schools.

More Information

WAA criteria and list of winners
Revised Achievement Index


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