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Five Northshore elementary schools earn 2012 State Achievement Awards
Five Northshore elementary schools earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2012. Wellington Elementary School earned awards for Overall Excellence and Science, Fernwood and Sunrise elementary schools earned awards for Science, and Westhill and Woodin elementary schools earned awards for Closing the Achievement Gaps.
The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state’s Achievement Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.
Schools can be recognized for top performance in seven categories: Overall Excellence, Language Arts, Math, Science, Extended Graduation Rate (high and comprehensive schools only), Closing Achievement Gaps and High Progress (Title 1 eligible schools only).
Award winning schools will be honored during an awards ceremony on April 30 at Kentwood High School in Covington, Wash.