Two dozen Southwest Washington schools recognized with state achievement awards

Schools were recognized in three areas, including achievement, closing gaps, and growth

Twenty-four schools in the ESD 112 region have been recognized by the Washington State Board of Education for the 2018-2019 school year.

This year, under recently redesigned award selection criteria, ESD 112 schools were recognized in three areas, including achievement, closing gaps, and growth. ESD 112’s high performing schools are among nearly 400 schools that were recognized across the state.

Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School, in the Evergreen School District, was one of 24 schools in the ESD 112 region to be recognized by the Washington State Board of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. Photo courtesy of Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School Facebook page
Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School, in the Evergreen School District, was one of 24 schools in the ESD 112 region to be recognized by the Washington State Board of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. Photo courtesy of Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School Facebook page

School recognition determinations are made by the State Board of Education (SBE), the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The Washington School Improvement Framework considers multiple measures, including growth, achievement, and student success indicators like attendance and completion of dual credit coursework.

“I am incredibly proud of all the schools recognized in the ESD 112 region,” said Tim Merlino, ESD 112 superintendent. “The important work they have accomplished in the areas of equity, achievement and growth speak volumes about their commitment to excellence in education.’’

Schools that received state recognition will receive a banner and certificate to display on campus. Data that demonstrates why each school was recognized can be found on SBE’s website. To learn more about why schools were recognized, and to see the data behind the recognition framework, visit sbe.wa.gov/2018-19-school-recognition-methodology.

ESD 112 state-recognized schools

Here is a list of the area schools that were recognized and the criteria for which they were honored:

• Battle Ground Amboy Middle School: Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

• Battle Ground CAM Academy Achievement: ELA, Math, Graduation, Regular Attendance, and 9th Grade On-Track.

• Battle Ground Tukes Valley Middle School: Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

• Camas Dorothy Fox: Achievement for ELA, Math, and Regular Attendance.

• Camas Liberty Middle School: Growth for students who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program.

• Evergreen (Clark) Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School: Growth for students who receive special education services.

• Evergreen (Clark) Home Choice Academy: Growth for students who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program.

• Hockinson Heights Elementary School: Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

• Hockinson Middle School: Growth for All Students and students identifying as White.

• Vancouver Fruit Valley Elementary School: Growth for students identifying as White.

• Vancouver Hazel Dell Elementary School: Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

• Vancouver Hough Elementary School: Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

• Vancouver Lincoln Elementary School: Growth for students identifying as Hispanic and students identifying as White.

• Vancouver Lewis and Clark High School: Closing Gaps for the for All Students for improving the graduation rate.

• Vancouver Minnehaha Elementary School: Growth for students identifying as Hispanic and students who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program.

• Vancouver Salmon Creek Elementary: Growth for students identifying as Asian.

• Washougal Gause Elementary Growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

• Washougal Jemtegaard Middle School Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

• Woodland Middle School: Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school and Growth for students identifying with Two or More races.

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