Nine Shoreline schools earn Washington Achievement Awards

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Echo Lake Elementary was recognized for High Progress

Nine Shoreline schools are among the 280 Washington schools to earn 2016 Washington Achievement Awards.

The award recipients were announced by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal and State Board of Education Acting Chair Kevin Laverty on Monday, April 17. The schools honored 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 all the great work happening in Washington schools and the ways educators are making a difference in student outcomes,” said Kevin Laverty, State Board of Education Acting Chair. 
“It presents an opportunity to honor schools that are achieving at high levels, as well as schools that are making great growth.”

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

The Shoreline schools recognized as top performers in one or more of categories are:
  • Briarcrest Elementary (Overall Excellence, Math Growth and ELA Growth) 
  • Brookside Elementary (High Progress and ELA Growth) 
  • Cascade K-8 Community School (Overall Excellence, High Progress and ELA Growth) 
  • Echo Lake Elementary (High Progress) 
  • Highland Terrace (Closing the Achievement Gap) 
  • Lake Forest Park (ELA Growth) 
  • Meridian Park Elementary (Closing the Achievement Gap) 
  • Parkwood Elementary (Overall Excellence and Math Growth) 
  • Syre Elementary (High Progress and ELA Growth) 

Each school will be given a banner

“These schools help Washington lead the way in innovative education and access to high-quality learning opportunities,” said State Superintendent Chris Reykdal. “To all of those honored, thank you for your dedication to Washington students, families and the future.”

The award-winning schools will be honored during a ceremony on May 3 in Auburn.

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.


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