Parkwood honored as a State Recognized School

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Parkwood staff pose for a group photo after their award was announced
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools


Parkwood Elementary has been selected as a State Recognized School by the State Board of Education (SBE), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC). Parkwood is being recognized for high achievement in Math and School Quality Student Success (SQSS) measures.

Parkwood is one of only 137 elementary schools in the state to be honored by the new achievement recognition program for schools that have demonstrated exemplary performance or have made significant progress in closing opportunity and achievement gaps in the Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) measures. The new system replaces the former Washington Achievement Awards.

“We are incredibly proud to have Parkwood Elementary honored as a State Recognized School,” said Superintendent Rebecca Miner. “The focus on equitably supporting the learning needs of all students and the efforts of staff, families and students is reflected in this prestigious state-level recognition.”

Parkwood Principal Ann Torres echoed that sentiment. “Fundamentally, this award represents true teamwork at its finest. Parkwood isn’t a collection of independent individuals, we are a family that supports everyone as they grow to achieve their absolute best,” said Torres.

All State Recognized Schools will be honored on June 6 at awards ceremonies happening concurrently in Olympia and Spokane.

Recognition Criteria

Measures for the first year include both growth and achievement on academic indicators (proficiency, growth, graduation rate, English language progress) as well as school quality and student success measures (dual credit participation, regular attendance, and ninth grade on track rates).

Review the list of schools or to learn more about the new school recognition system.


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