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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...
Heritage School Marysville School District

Closing Gaps for All Students and Growth for students who receive special education services.

Pinewood Elementary Marysville School District

Growth for students identifying as Asian.

Riverpoint Academy Mead

Achievement for ELA and Graduation.

Brentwood Elementary School Mead School District

Growth for students who receive special education services.

Mead Education Partnership Program Mead School District

Achievement for Regular Attendance and 9th Grade On-Track.

Shiloh Hills Elementary Mead School District

Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school and Growth for students who receive special education services.

Farwell Elementary School Mead School District

Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

Evergreen Elementary School Mead School District

Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

Mead Senior High School Mead School District

Growth for students identifying as Asian.

Island Park Elementary Mercer Island School District

Achievement for ELA, Math, and Regular Attendance.

Meridian High School Meridian School District

Growth for students identifying as Asian.

Methow Valley Elementary Methow Valley School District

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

Liberty Bell Jr Sr High Methow Valley School District

Achievement for Graduation and 9th Grade On-Track.

Monroe High School Monroe School District

Growth for students identifying as Black.

Maltby Elementary Monroe School District

Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

Chain Lake Elementary School Monroe School District

Growth for students who are English learners.

Morton Elementary School Morton School District

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

Lakeview Terrace Elementary Moses Lake School District

Growth for students who receive special education services.

Sage Point Elementary School Moses Lake School District

Growth for students who receive special education services.

Mossyrock Elementary School Mossyrock 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 who receive special education services, and students identifying as White.

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Last Year's Recognized Schools (2017-18)

School District Recognized for...
Dutch Hill Elementary Snohomish School District

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

Machias Elementary Snohomish School District

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

Riverview Elementary Snohomish School District

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

Centennial Middle School Snohomish School District

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

Snoqualmie Elementary Snoqualmie Valley School District

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

Soap Lake Elementary Soap Lake School District

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

East Port Orchard Elementary South Kitsap School District

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

South Colby Elementary South Kitsap School District

high achievement in ELA and Math measures.

Langley Middle School South Whidbey School District

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

South Whidbey Academy South Whidbey School District

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

Libby Center Spokane School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Lidgerwood Elementary Spokane School District

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

Moran Prairie Elementary Spokane School District

high achievement in ELA and Math measures.

Mullan Road Elementary Spokane School District

high achievement in ELA and Math measures.

Wilson Elementary Spokane School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

St John Elementary St. John School District

high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS measures.

Cedarhome Elementary School Stanwood-Camano School District

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

Elger Bay Elementary Stanwood-Camano School District

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

Port Susan Middle School Stanwood-Camano School District

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

Carson Elementary Stevenson-Carson School District

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

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