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2018-19 School Recognition Program

Background on the New State School Recognition System

The State Board of Education (SBE) along with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) have re-imagined school recognition in Washington! Recognition is based on state-level and local information. This recognition framework selects schools along the entire continuum of support and highlights positive systems changes happening in schools around our state. 

Phase 2 of the New State School Recognition System (2020)

Washington School Recognition Program

Schools are recognized for:

  • Closing Gaps: these schools close opportunity gaps for specific student groups, e.g. Hispanic students and make systems changes to improve outcomes for all students
  • Growth: Schools recognized for growth show progress one year to the next
  • Achievement: Schools recognized for high achievement show high performance in many measures. Measures include English language arts (ELA) and math state test scores and graduation rates.

If you would like to view a more detailed description of the three routes to recognition see the 2018-19 Methodology page.

Results and School Identifications

The three approaches resulted in the recognition of hundreds of schools. See the 2018-19 Methodology page for more information.

Find the table below for the 18-19 honorees.

Fore more detail and technical data information, find the recognition system business rules linked here: 2018-19 Business Rules (Phase 2). Find also a detailed file for all public schools containing the data elements required to understand why a school or was not identified for recognition.

Banners and certificates for recognized schools will be sent to ESDs for distribution.

State Recognized Schools for 2018-19 

School District Recognized for...
Coupeville Middle School Coupeville School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school and Growth for students identifying as White.

Creston Jr-Sr High School Creston School District

Achievement for Graduation and 9th Grade On-Track.

Davenport Senior High School Davenport School District

Achievement for ELA, Math, Graduation, and 9th Grade On-Track.

Dayton High School Dayton School District

Growth for students who receive special education services.

Lake Tapps Elementary Dieringer School District

Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

Dieringer Heights Elementary Dieringer School District

Achievement for ELA, Math, and Regular Attendance.

Trentwood School East Valley School District (Spokane)

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

East Valley Central Middle School East Valley School District (Yakima)

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

Easton School Easton School District

Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

Eatonville Middle School Eatonville School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Edmonds School District

Growth for students identifying as Asian.

Challenge Elementary Edmonds School District

Achievement for ELA, Math, and Regular Attendance.

Maplewood Parent Coop Edmonds School District

Achievement for ELA, Math, and Regular Attendance.

Alderwood Middle School Edmonds School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

Meadowdale Middle School Edmonds School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

Hilltop Elementary Edmonds School District

Growth for students identifying as Black and students who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program.

Elma Elementary School Elma School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

Byron Kibler Elementary School Enumclaw School District

Growth for students who are English learners.

Hawthorne Elementary School Everett School District

Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

Sequoia High School Everett School District

Closing Gaps for the for All Students for improving the graduation rate.

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Last Year's Recognized Schools (2017-18)

School District Recognized for...
Harrington High School Harrington School District

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

Hilltop Elementary Highline School District

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

Raisbeck Aviation High School Highline School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, Grad Rate, and SQSS measures.

Clark Elementary Issaquah School District

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

Cougar Ridge Elementary Issaquah School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Discovery Elementary Issaquah School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Keller Elementary School Keller School District

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

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.

George T. Daniel Elementary School Kent School District

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

Kent Mountain View Academy Kent School District

growth as well as high achievement in ELA and SQSS measures.

Meridian Elementary School Kent School District

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

Ridgewood Elementary School Kent School District

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

Sawyer Woods Elementary School Kent School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Homelink Lake Stevens School District

high achievement in ELA and SQSS measures.

Environmental & Adventure School Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Explorer Community School Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA and Math measures.

Frost Elementary Lake Washington School District

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

International Community School Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, Grad Rate, and SQSS measures.

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