New State Recognition Awards

New State Award Recognizes 7 School Districts in the Region
Posted on 05/21/2019
This is the image for the news article titled New State Award Recognizes 7 School Districts in the RegionA new state school recognition system is honoring 14 schools in 7 districts across our corner of the state. Over the past year, the State Board of Education (SBE), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) worked together to revise the Washington State school recognition system to more equitably recognize schools. This new recognition system replaces the former Washington Achievement Awards.

Across the 23 school districts in Educational Service District 123’s region, the 7 districts recognized include College Place, Kennewick, North Franklin, Othello, Pasco, Richland and Walla Walla. See the list of schools and their awards below.

The SBE, EOGOAC, and OSPI are phasing in the revisions to the recognition system over the course of three years. In a press release issued by SBE, they stated, “The now outdated Washington Achievement Awards were based on measures, some of which are no longer computed, that tended to be highly correlated to the school Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRL) rate. The SBE, OSPI, and EOGOAC all agreed that a change was needed.”

This spring, 216 schools across Washington are being recognized for demonstrated exemplary performance or who have made significant progress closing opportunity and achievement gaps in the Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) measures. Two concurrent recognition events are scheduled for June 6 in both Olympia and Spokane.

To see the list of schools or to learn more about the new school recognition system, visit the SBE website

School

District

Recognized for...

College Place High School

College Place School District

high achievement in ELA and Grad Rate.

Canyon View Elementary School

Kennewick School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Horse Heaven Hills Middle School

Kennewick School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Ridge View Elementary School

Kennewick School District

growth in the WSIF metrics while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing student groups.

Basin City Elem

North Franklin School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Palouse Junction High School

North Franklin School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Wahitis Elementary School

Othello School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Emerson Elementary

Pasco School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Mcloughlin Middle School

Pasco School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Rosalind Franklin STEM Elementary

Pasco School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Jason Lee Elementary School

Richland School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Lewis & Clark Elementary School

Richland School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

White Bluffs Elementary School

Richland School District

closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Blue Ridge Elementary

Walla Walla Public Schools

growth in the WSIF metrics while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing student groups.



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