OSPI recognizes 35 LWSD schools through the Washington School Recognition Program


OSPI recognizes 35 LWSD schools through the Washington School Recognition Program

27 schools recognized in 2021-22 and 18 schools recognized in 2022-23

WA School Recognition Program

Redmond, Wash. – The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has announced that 35 different LWSD schools have been recognized through the Washington School Recognition Program between the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school year. Twenty-seven schools were recognized in the 2021-22 school year. 18 schools were recognized in the 2022-23 school year. Ten schools were recognized both years.
 
Statewide, 571 public K-12 schools received state recognition for outstanding achievement in 178 school districts. Of those, 104 public schools earned recognition both years.

Recognized schools will receive a banner to display in their buildings. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) partners with the State Board of Education (SBE) and Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) to identify and recognize schools for the program.

There are three routes for schools to be honored by the Washington School Recognition Program:

  • Closing Gaps: These schools make significant advancements for all students or specific student groups in the area identified for improvement.
  • Growth: These schools have at least one student group among the highest performers on at least 60% of Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) measures.
  • Achievement: These schools show high performance on at least two of the following measures: attendance, dual credit completion, English language arts (ELA) assessments, graduation rates, math assessments and ninth grade on-track.

Congratulations to the following LWSD schools for being recognized for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Alcott Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Audubon Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Bell Elementary: Closing Gaps for one or more student groups
  • Blackwell Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups and Achievement for the whole school
  • Carson Elementary: Achievement for the whole school
  • Clara Barton Elementary: Growth for the whole school
  • Dickinson Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Discovery Community School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Einstein Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Emerson High School: Closing Gaps for graduation and Growth for one or more student groups
  • Explorer Community School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Franklin Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Frost Elementary: Closing Gaps for one or more student groups
  • Inglewood Middle School: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Kirk Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Lakeview Elementary: Closing Gaps for one or more student groups and Growth for one or more student groups
  • McAuliffe Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Mead Elementary: Growth for the whole school and for one or more student groups and Achievement for the whole school
  • Nikola Tesla STEM High School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Northstar Middle School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Redmond Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Rockwell Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Rosa Parks Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Rose Hill Elementary: Growth for the whole school
  • Rush Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Stella Schola Middle School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Twain Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups

Congratulations to the following LWSD schools for being recognized for the 2022-23 school year: 

  • Audubon Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Bell Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Carson Elementary: Achievement for the whole school
  • Discovery Community School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Ella Baker Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Environmental & Adventure School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Evergreen Middle School: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Explorer Community School: Achievement for the whole school
  • International Community School: Achievement for the whole school
  • McAuliffe Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Northstar Middle School: Growth for one or more student groups and achievement for the whole school
  • Rockwell Elementary: Achievement for the whole school
  • Rosa Parks Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups and achievement for the whole school
  • Rose Hill Elementary: Achievement for the whole school
  • Smith Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups and achievement for the whole school
  • Stella Schola Middle School: Achievement for the whole school
  • Thoreau Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Wilder Elementary: Achievement for the whole school

The Washington School Recognition Program was previously known as the Washington Achievement Awards. The program was on pause during the 2019–20 and 2020–21 school years as schools navigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
More information about the methodology of the award can be found on the State Board of Education website at: School Recognition | SBE (wa.gov).
 


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