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22 schools from our region among this spring's State Recognized Schools award honorees

The ESD 105 has generated 22 schools with academic achievements that have put them on this year's 2nd annual roster of the State Recognized Schools program.  The statewide list of strong performers, based on scores from the 2018-2019 school year, was released on April 22.

This year’s full group includes 391 Washington schools that are being highlighted for positive systems changes that have occurred in their classrooms.  The award recognizes schools in three general areas: 
- Schools that have performed highly in closing learning gaps for specific student groups and have made systems changes to improve outcomes for all students
- Schools that have shown high growth in progress from one year to the next
- Schools that have demonstrated high achievement in a variety of measures (such as state scores in English language arts and math, or graduation rates).

Schools on this spring’s State Recognized Schools list will be receiving award banners from the State Board of Education to display in their buildings. 

The State Recognized Schools program was developed and is supported by the Washington State Board of Education in conjunction with the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee and Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Area schools being selected for this spring’s edition of the State Recognized Schools award are:

  • Cle Elum-Roslyn School District: Swiftwater Learning Center –  For closing gaps for improving the graduation rate for all students
  • East Valley School District: East Valley Central Middle School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Easton School District: Easton School –  For growth for students identifying as Hispanic
  • Goldendale School District: Goldendale Primary School – For growth for students identifying with two or more races
  • Grandview School District: Grandview Middle School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school, and for growth for students identifying as White
  • Grandview School District: McClure Elementary School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school, and for growth for students identifying as White
  • Selah School District: Selah Academy Online – For growth for students identifying as Hispanic
  • Selah School District: Selah Middle School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Sunnyside School District: Chief Kamiakin Elementary School – For closing gaps for all students.  (Chief Kamiakin Elementary also received a State Recognized School award last year.)
  • Sunnyside School District: Sierra Vista Middle School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Sunnyside School District: Washington Elementary School – For growth for students who are English learners and students identifying as White
  • Wahluke School District: Morris Schott Elementary School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Wahluke School District: Saddle Mountain Elementary School – For closing gaps for all students
  • Wahluke School District: Sentinel Tech Alternative School – For growth for students who are English learners
  • Wahluke School District: Wahluke Junior High School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Wapato School District: Satus Elementary School – For growth for students identifying as Hispanic
  • West Valley School District: Apple Valley Elementary – For achievement for English language arts and math.  (Apple Valley Elementary also received the award for the same categories last year.)
  • West Valley School District: West Valley Junior High – For growth for students identifying as Asian
  • Yakima School District: Barge-Lincoln Elementary School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Yakima School District: Nob Hill Elementary School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school (Nob Hill Elementary also received the award last year.)
  • Yakima School District: Roosevelt Elementary School – For closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school
  • Zillah School District: Zillah Intermediate School – For growth for students identifying with two or more races

For further details about the State Recognized School program, see this information at the Washington State Board of Education’s website:  https://www.sbe.wa.gov/our-work/accountability/2018-19-school-recognition-program