Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another celebration . . .

We have more good news to celebrate. Two of our schools were notified that out of the thousands of schools in the state they were one of the 186 honored by the State Board for the Washington Achievement Award program for 2010. This is an exceptional honor because they received it in the Overall Excellence category that recognizes the top 5% of schools. Both of these schools were also 2009 award winners.

The schools are Glacier Park Elementary, one of 53 elementary schools statewide and Tahoma Middle School, one of 19 middle schools statewide in the overall category. The awards are determined by the scores on state assessments over a two year period using the Achievement Index. The index takes into account student demographics, closing the achievement gap, and improvement against peers making it a more fair comparison.

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Glacier Park and Tahoma Middle School students, staff, and parents for this recognition.

We did not have any schools in the other categories identified for recognition that includes the following.
• Language Arts
• Math
• Science
• Extended Graduation Rate
• Improvement
• Closing Achievement Gap

The list of recognized schools can be found here.

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