Twenty-eight schools in the ESD 112 region are 2014 Washington Achievement Award winners. The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories:

  • Overall Excellence
  • High Progress
  • Reading Growth
  • Math Growth
  • Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only)
  • English Language Acquisition

“Honoring successful schools is one of the most important things we do,” Dorn said. “We know schools are doing great work and are getting better at serving all students every day. We may not be where we want to be, but we are making progress. These awards celebrate both achievement and growth.”

ESD 112 region schools receiving the award are:

  • Battle Ground School District—CAM Academy (Overall Excellence), Pleasant Valley Middle School (Math Growth), Pleasant Valley Primary School (English Language Acquisition).
  • Camas School District—Camas High School (Overall Excellence), Grass Valley Elementary School (Reading Growth), Helen Baller Elementary School (Reading Growth), Liberty Middle School (Overall Excellence, Reading Growth), Skyridge Middle School (Overall Excellence, Reading Growth, Math Growth).
  • Evergreen School District—Heritage High School (English Language Acquisition), Mill Plain Elementary School (Math Growth), Sunset Elementary School (High Progress).
  • Kalama School District—Kalama Junior/Senior High School (Extended Graduation Rate).
  • Kelso School District—Barnes Elementary School (High Progress), Kelso High School (High Progress).
  • Longview School District—Mark Morris High School (Math Growth), R.A. Long High School (High Progress).
  • Naselle-Grays River Valley School District—Naselle Elementary School (High Progress).
  • Ridgefield School District—Ridgefield High School (Overall Excellence, Reading Growth, Math Growth), South Ridge Elementary School (Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth), View Ridge Middle School (High Progress).
  • Trout Lake School District—Trout Lake School (High Progress).
  • Vancouver School District—Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (English Language Acquisition, Reading Growth), Harney Elementary School (High Progress), Hough Elementary School (High Progress), Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (Overall Excellence).
  • Washougal School District—Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School (High Progress).
  • White Salmon Valley School District—Columbia High School (Reading Growth).
  • Woodland School District—Woodland Intermediate School (High Progress).