Two Schools Earn State's Top Honors!

Two North Kitsap Schools have received Washington Achievement Awards, which honor top performing schools in the state.


The Washington Achievement Award recipients are the highest performing schools in the state based on three years of academic information as reported in the Washington Achievement Index.  "We are pleased and excited ours schools have been honored." Superintendent Patty Page said.  "Our staffs work tireless to support our students."


High Progress Award Winner:  David Wolfle Elementary


Special Recognition – English Language Acquisition Award Winner:  Vinland Elementary


Wolfle Elementary is in the top 10% of schools making the most progress in reading or English Language Arts and math combined over a three-year period.  The progress score is an average of both Achievement and Improvement over the period.  


Vinland Elementary is in the top 5% of schools based on results from the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment.


“The Achievement Awards recognize schools and educators making a difference in student outcomes. Award recipients are schools that have made measurable progress helping students prepare for college, career, and life,” said Isabel Muñoz-Colón, State Board of Education Chair. “The Achievement Awards are one way we can learn more about the successful strategies Washington schools are using to help our kids.” 


The award-winning schools will be honored at a statewide ceremony May 10, 2016 at Union Gap High School in Union Gap School district.  This is the seventh year of the Washington Achievement Awards. 


The Achievement Index is the only statewide school accountability system recognized by both the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education. The Achievement Index measures student proficiency in math, English language arts, science, student growth, and college and career readiness. Educators, families, and community members can use the Index to identify areas of strength and improvement in Washington’s schools.