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Six Everett School District schools earn Washington Achievement Awards

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From an Everett Public Schools news release.

Six of the district’s 26 schools qualify as among the state’s top performing schools, based upon statewide assessment data for the past three years – 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Half of this year’s winners have earned this award before. Because the award is based upon continuous student learning measured over consecutive years, earning successive honors becomes more challenging over time.

Schools and 2016 Award category

  • Cedar Wood Elementary - Overall Excellence, High Progress, Special Recognition English Language Arts Growth.
  • Forest View Elementary - High Progress, Special Recognition English Language Arts Growth.
  • Garfield Elementary - Special Recognition English Language Arts Growth.
  • Gateway Middle - High Progress, Special Recognition English Language Arts Growth.
  • Jefferson Elementary - Special Recognition English Language Arts Growth.
  • Mill Creek Elementary - Overall Excellence, High Progress, Special Recognition English Language Arts Growth, and Closing the Achievement Gap (Hispanic Students).

Cedar Wood Elementary has earned this award seven times.

Mill Creek Elementary and Gateway Middle have each been state Achievement Award winners six times before this year.

The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate Washington’s top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Washington State Achievement Index.

Across the state, only 280 (out of over 2,200) elementary, middle and high schools earned an achievement award in one of the possible seven categories:

  • Overall Excellence.
  • High Progress.
  • Math Growth.
  • English Language Arts Growth.
  • Extended Graduation Rate (only for high schools).
  • English Language Acquisition.
  • Closing the Achievement Gap.

Since 2005, when the district began tracking these and other state and national awards, district schools have earned such recognition 90 times.

The Board of Directors will recognize the schools during the May 9, 2017, school board meeting at the Community Resource Center.

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