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15 regional schools on "State Recognized Schools" list

Fifteen school districts in Yakima and Kittitas counties are among those being honored for their academic achievements in the Washington State Board of Education’s new State Recognized Schools program that was released in May.

The State Board of Education included 216 Washington schools on its list of strong performers from the 2017-2018 school year.  The new recognition system notes the top schools in the areas of performing highly in closing gaps for student improvement, making gains in the Washington School Improvement Framework measures, and/or achieving high in English language arts and math proficiency, high school graduation rates, and School Quality and student Success measures.

Statewide, this year’s list of honorees includes 137 elementary schools, 34 middle schools, 22 high schools, 6 combined schools and 17 combined high schools.

Area schools recognized with the new award are:

  • Cle Elum-Roslyn: Cle Elum-Roslyn High School – High achievement in English language arts and graduation rate
  • Damman: Damman Elementary School – High achievement in English language arts, math, and School Quality Student Success measures
  • Grandview: Smith Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student gaps identified for support
  • Sunnyside: Chief Kamiakin Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student gaps identified for support
  • Sunnyside: Harrison Middle School – Growth in the Washington School Improvement Frameworks metrics while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing student groups
  • Sunnyside: Outlook Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Toppenish: EAGLE High School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Toppenish: Valley View Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Wapato: Adams Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • West Valley: Apple Valley Elementary School – High achievement in English language arts and math measures
  • Yakima: Davis High School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Yakima: Gilbert Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Yakima: Hoover Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Yakima: McClure Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support
  • Yakima: Nob Hill Elementary School – Closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support