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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.

Social Media Toolkit

Communications tools are now available on SBE's Google Drive. Encourage your school and community to share a photo, video, or short congratulations on Twitter with the hashtag #WASchoolsWeek and SBE will engage!

Inside the toolkit:

  • General twitter photos, use with the hashtag #WASchoolsWeek
  • Links to one-page data explanation PDFs (courtesy of OSPI)
  • Website badge "Washington School Recognition Program" emblem
  • Large banner file for printing 
  • Customized social media graphics by school
    • Find a list of schools and what they are recognized for below and within the Google Drive folder, broken down by ESD. Customized social media graphics for each school are available (file names are alphabetical) under their recognition designation folders: achievement, closing gaps, growth, and growth AND closing gaps - some are recognized in two routes). Contact SBE Communications Manager, Stephanie Davidsmeyer if you have questions.

State Recognized Schools for 2018-19 

School District Recognized for...
Home Choice Academy Evergreen School District (Clark)

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

Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School Evergreen School District (Clark)

Growth for students who receive special education services.

Meredith Hill Elementary School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as Black.

Lakeland Elementary School Federal Way School District

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

Nautilus K-8 School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

Mirror Lake Elementary School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Camelot Elementary School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

Star Lake Elementary School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Twin Lakes Elementary School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Wildwood Elementary School Federal Way School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Beach Elementary Ferndale School District

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

Cascadia Elementary Ferndale School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school and Growth for students who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program, students identifying with Two or More races, and students identifying as White.

Hedden Elementary School Fife School District

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

James Sales Elementary Franklin Pierce School District

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

Collins Elementary Franklin Pierce School District

Growth for students identifying as Asian and students identifying as Black.

Freeman High School Freeman School District

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

Garfield Elementary Garfield School District

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

Goldendale Primary School Goldendale School District

Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

Grandview Middle School Grandview School District

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

McClure Elementary School Grandview School District

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

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Last Year's Recognized Schools (2017-18)

School District Recognized for...
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.

Juanita Elementary Lake Washington School District

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

Northstar Middle School Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Rosa Parks Elementary Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Stella Schola Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA and Math measures.

Wilder Elementary Lake Washington School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Lind Elementary School Lind School District

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

Monticello Middle School Longview School District

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

Grove Elementary Marysville School District

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

Island Park Elementary Mercer Island School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

West Mercer Elementary Mercer Island School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Liberty Bell Jr Sr High Methow Valley School District

high achievement in Grad Rate and SQSS measures.

Chain Lake Elementary School Monroe School District

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

Acme Elementary Mount Baker School District

growth in the WSIF metrics while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing student groups. on the WSIF metrics and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

La Venture Middle School Mount Vernon School District

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

Lakeside Middle School Nine Mile Falls 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.

South Bay Elementary North Thurston Public Schools

high achievement in Math and SQSS measures.

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