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Washington Achievement Award

The Washington Achievement Award is based on the Washington Achievement Index and criteria from 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 and comprehensive schools only)
  • English Language Acquisition

How are award winners selected?
The Washington Achievement Award is based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. This data is analyzed using the Accountability Index and criteria from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver. Award winners are selected using an award methodology.

Why are there multiple categories?
Just as students in a classroom must excel in many subjects to become truly accomplished, schools must achieve on many different levels, in different subject areas and with different populations. The Washington Achievement Awards celebrate each of those victories with our schools. 

Why is this award important?
By lifting up our most successful schools the Washington Achievement Award shines a light on the best practices that are making that success possible.

How are award winners recognized?
Award winners receive a banner and acrylic award to proudly display in their buildings. OSPI and SBE host an annual award ceremony in the spring at an award winning school.

My school always does well on state tests. Why didn’t it win an award?
Award winning schools are selected using many data points. Not every school that is working hard will be recognized every year, but all schools can use the Achievement Index to give them an accurate picture of where they fall on the spectrum of achievement.


Congratulations to the 2014 Washington Achievement Award Winners

Schools will be honored at an award ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in Spanaway.

List of Award Winners (Excel)

Learn more about how schools are selected

Learn more about the Achievement Index

View Images From Award Ceremony

Previous Award Recipients

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