State Celebrates Growth in Our Schools
State Celebrates Growth in Our Schools
Posted on 04/22/2020

Four of our schools are state stand-out for closing gaps and growth!

The recognition is part of the Washington School Recognition Program. According to new data released by the state:

  • Barker Creek Community School supported growth for students who receive special education services.
  • Esquire Hills Elementary also supported growth for students who receive special education services.
  • John D. “Bud” Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park supported closing gaps for one or more student groups and growth for students identifying with two or more races.
  • Olympic High supported growth for students who are English learners.

Schools are chosen for recognition based on measures from The State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

"Washington schools are inspiring. With these awards we recognize the outstanding efforts of our schools and their positive impact on students,” said Washington State Board of Education Chair, Peter Maier.

To learn more about the recognition program, and to see the data behind the recognition framework, visit sbe.wa.gov/recognition.