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School Improvement Grants (SIG)

School Improvement Grant Awardees and Unfunded District Applications
Cohort I, 2009-10

  • 18 schools from nine districts were approved to receive School Improvement Grants.
  • The purpose of these funds is to turn around the bottom 5% of persistently low-achieving Title I schools and Title I-eligible secondary schools, so that these schools make Adequate Yearly Progress and exit improvement status.
  • Those schools funded with School Improvement Grants are now known as MERIT schools. MERIT stands for Models of Equity and Excellence through Rapid Improvement and Turnaround.

Summary of SIG-funded Districts, Cohort I

Funded District Highlights and Applications:

Grandview Highlights:
Grandview Middle School
Grandview Application

Highline Highlights:
Cascade Middle School
Chinook Middle School
Highline Application

Longview Highlights:
Monticello Middle School
Longview Application

Marysville Highlights:
Tulalip Elementary & Totem Middle School
Marysville Application

Seattle Highlights:
Cleveland High School
Hawthorne Elementary
West Seattle Elementary
Seattle Application

Sunnyside Highlights:
Sunnyside High School
Sunnyside Application

Tacoma Highlights:
Giaudrone Middle School
Jason Lee Middle School
Stewart Middle School
Tacoma Application

Wellpinit Highlights:
Wellpinit Elementary
Wellpinit Application

Yakima Highlights:
Adams Elementary
Stanton Academy
Washington Middle School
Yakima Application

Unfunded District Applications:


Mount Adams
Walla Walla


The preceding information is posted to this Web site as required by the U.S. Department of Education: Guidance on School Improvement Grants Under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Word) (pg. 35 (I-5)) 

Models of Equity and Excellence through Rapid Improvement and Turnaround (MERIT)  

   Updated 11/9/2012

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