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18 ESD 113 Schools Win State's Highest Honor

A total of 18 schools in Capital Region ESD 113 earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2016:

Cosmopolis School District

Cosmopolis Elementary (K-6)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

Napavine School District

Napavine Elementary (PK-6)
Closing the Achievement Gap (Hispanic Students)

North Thurston Public Schools

Komachin Middle (6-8)
Closing the Achievement Gap (Hispanic Students)

Aspire Middle (6-8)
Overall Excellence, High Progress

Olympia School District

McLane Elementary (K-5)
Closing the Achievement Gap (Students with Disabilities)

Boston Harbor Elementary (K-5)
Overall Excellence

Garfield Elementary (K-5)
Special Recognition ELA Growth

Jefferson Middle (6-8)
Overall Excellence, Special Recognition-Math Growth, Special Recognition ELA Growth

McKenny Elementary (K-5)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

Thurgood Marshall Middle (6-8)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

Washington Middle (6-8)
High Progress

Raymond School District

Raymond Elementary (K-6)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

South Bend School District

South Bend High (7-12)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

Southside School District

Southside Elementary (K-7)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

Toledo School District

Toledo Elementary (PK-5)
Closing the Achievement Gap (Low-Income Students)

Tumwater School District

East Olympia Elementary (K-6)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

White Pass School District

White Pass Elementary (K-6)
Special Recognition-Math Growth

Willapa Valley School District

Willapa Elementary (K-5)
Special Recognition-Math Growth


The awards use the Washington State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The Achievement Index measures school performance, emphasizing improvement and recognition. Schools cannot be listed as Priority or Focus and must have at least 95 percent participation on state tests to qualify for recognition.

Schools are recognized in seven categories:

  1. Overall Excellence
  2. High Progress
  3. English Language Arts Growth
  4. Math Growth
  5. Extended Graduation Rate (only awarded to high and comprehensive schools)
  6. English Language Acquisition
  7. Achievement Gap