Congrats, SPS!

The State Board of Education along with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee created the Washington School Recognition Program to highlight positive changes happening in schools around our state. Based on state-level and local information, 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, including English language arts (ELA) and math state test scores and graduation rates.

In honor of School Recognition Week (April 27 - May 1), SPS congratulates the following schools on being named to the WA School Recognition Program for improvement in various categories:

  • Adams Elementary: Growth for students who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, students who receive special education services, students identifying with two or more races, and students identifying as White.
  • Balboa Elementary: Growth for students who receive special education services
  • Cooper Elementary: Growth for students identifying as Black.
  • Franklin Elementary: Growth for students who receive special education services.
  • Lincoln Heights Elementary: Growth for students who are English learners.
  • Moran Prairie Elementary: Growth for students who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program.
  • Roosevelt Elementary: Closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school.
  • Willard Elementary: Closing Gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school.
  • Wilson Elementary: Achievement for ELA, math, and regular attendance.
  • Libby Center: Achievement for ELA, math, and regular attendance
  • Chase Middle School: Closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school and growth for students identifying as Asian.
  • Salk Middle School: Closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support school.
  • Shadle Park High School: Growth for students identifying as Asian.
  • The Community School: Achievement for ELA, graduation, and dual credit.