FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2017
Six Auburn Schools Win State's Highest Honor: 2016 Washington Achievement Award
The award winners are:
Alpac Elementary School - Closing the Achievement Gap (English Language Learners)
Arthur Jacobsen Elementary - Closing the Achievement Gap (Students with Disabilities)
Lakeland Hills Elementary - High Progress, Closing the Achievement Gap (English Language Learners)
Olympic Middle School - Closing the Achievement Gap (Students with Disabilities)
Gildo Rey Elementary School - Special Recognition Math Growth
Pioneer Elementary School - High Progress
WAA winners are selected using Washington’s Achievement Index, which is based on data for the three previous years. The award is given in seven categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, English Language Arts Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate, English Language Acquisition and Closing the Achievement Gap.
Schools will be honored at a state-wide awards ceremony at 10 a.m., May 3 hosted by the Auburn School District at Olympic Middle School.
For more information contact Vicki Alonzo, public information officer, (253) 931-4713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.