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    Seattle schools receive distinction for overall excellence
    Posted on 04/28/2015

    Twenty three Seattle Public Schools are being recognized with Washington Achievement Awards from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

    The awards acknowledge the schools for improvements in areas including reading, English, math and overall outstanding academic success.

    Mercer International School has continued its success, earning the award for the past several years and  honors this year in three categories: overall excellence, reading growth and math growth.


    This year’s Washington Achievement Award schools are:


    • Broadview-Thompson K-8 - English Language Acquisition
    • Cleveland High School - High Progress
    • Coe Elementary - English Language Acquisition
    • Dearborn Park International Elementary School - Math Growth
    • Denny International Middle School - Math Growth
    • Franklin High School - High Progress
    • Greenwood Elementary- High Progress
    • Hazel Wolf K-8 - High Progress
    • Ingraham High School - High Progress
    • John Hay Elementary - Overall Excellence, Reading Growth
    • Lawton Elementary - Reading Growth
    • Maple Elementary - High Progress
    • McDonald International Elementary School - Overall Excellence
    • Mercer International Middle School - Overall Excellence, Reading Growth, Math Growth
    • North Beach Elementary - Overall Excellence, Reading Growth
    • Pathfinder K-8 - High Progress
    • Stevens Elementary - English Language Acquisition
    • The Center School - Overall Excellence, Reading Growth
    • Thornton Creek Elementary - High Progress
    • Thurgood Marshall Elementary - High Progress
    • Wedgewood Elementary - Overall Excellence, Reading Growth
    • West Seattle High School - High Progress
    • Wing Luke Elementary - High Progress

    “We are honored to have so many of our schools recognized for their hard work, dedication, and student success with this prestigious award,” said Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland. “This recognition demonstrates the continuing efforts and achievements our students and staff are making in academic excellence.”

    Schools are selected based on their statewide assessment data for the three previous years. This data is analyzed using the Achievement Index and Methodology. All schools received their awards at a ceremony on April 28 in Spanaway. Read more about the Achievement Awards on the OSPI website.