Eagle Rock Multi-Age Program Earns 2016 Washington Achievement Award
Congratulations to the Eagle Rock Multi-Age Program, a 2016 recipient of the Washington Achievement Award for academic success! This year, 280 schools earned recognition for academic achievement in 2016, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, along with State Board of Education Chair, Kevin Laverty, notified all districts, Superintendents, and school recipients in mid-April of their honors.
Eagle Rock was named a top performer for High Progress. Schools qualify for recognition in this category if they are in the top 10% of schools making the most progress in reading or ELA (English Language Arts) and math combined performance, using three years of data.
"I am proud to award nearly 300 schools with this honor," Reykdal said. "These schools help Washington lead the way in innovative education and access to high-quality learning opportunities. To all of those honored, thank you for your dedication to Washington students, families, and the future."
Schools could earn recognition in seven overall categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, English Language Arts Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate, English Language Acquisition, and Closing the Achievement Gap.
"Once again we have proof that professional learning, using data, and being intentional with all we do, has a huge pay off for our students," said Roni Rumsey, Riverview’s Director of Teaching and Learning. “To be recognized in the High Progress area is truly a great honor.”
For the Riverview School District, this is the fifth consecutive year they have been awarded a Washington Achievement Award.
2016: Eagle Rock Multi-Age Program (High Progress)
2015: Carnation Elementary (High Progress)
2015: Cherry Valley Elementary (High Progress)
2014: Cedarcrest High School (Extended Graduation Rate)
2013: Carnation Elementary (English Language Acquisition)
2012: Cedarcrest High School (Extended Graduation Rate)
A ceremony honoring this year’s recipients will take place on May 3 at Olympic Middle School in Auburn, Washington.
For a complete list of winners, a description of how the winners are chosen, and lists of the recipients from previous years, please visit the Washington Achievement Awards page at the OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) website: