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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...
Rush Elementary Lake Washington School District

Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

Evergreen Middle School Lake Washington School District

Growth for students who are English learners.

Tesla STEM High School Lake Washington School District

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

Bell Elementary Lake Washington School District

Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

Emerson High School Lake Washington School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Twain Elementary Lake Washington School District

Growth for students who are English learners.

International Community School Lake Washington School District

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

Kirk Elementary Lake Washington School District

Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

Rose Hill Elementary Lake Washington School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Eastlake High School Lake Washington School District

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

Einstein Elementary Lake Washington School District

Growth for students who receive special education services.

English Crossing Elementary Lakewood School District

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

Liberty High School Liberty School District

Achievement for ELA and Graduation.

Lind-Ritzville Middle School Lind School District

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

Northlake Elementary School Longview School District

Closing Gaps for All Students 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.

Mt. Solo Middle School Longview School District

Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

Columbia Valley Garden Elem School Longview School District

Growth for students identifying as White.

Manson High School Manson School District

Growth for students who receive special education services.

Manson Middle School Manson 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 as Hispanic, and students identifying as White.

Springdale Middle School Mary Walker School District

Growth for students identifying as Native American or Alaskan Native.

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Last Year's Recognized Schools (2017-18)

School District Recognized for...
Adams Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

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

Alki Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

APP at Lincoln Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Beacon Hill International School Seattle Public Schools

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.

Fairmount Park Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA and Math measures.

Frantz Coe Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Graham Hill Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

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

Hawthorne Elementary School - Seattle Seattle Public Schools

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

Jane Addams Middle School Seattle Public Schools

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

John Hay Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

John Muir Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

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

John Rogers Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

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

McDonald International School Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Middle College High School Seattle Public Schools

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

Seattle World School Seattle Public Schools

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

View Ridge Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Viewlands Elementary School Seattle Public Schools

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

Washington Middle School Seattle Public Schools

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

Selkirk High School Selkirk School District

high achievement in ELA and Grad Rate.

Parkwood Elementary Shoreline School District

high achievement in Math and SQSS measures.

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