Ten Issaquah schools named achievement award winners

April 22, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. April 22, 2014

The state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Board of Education announced the 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners April 15, and 10 Issaquah School District schools made the cut.

The awards are selected annually using two academic indexes. A total of 413 schools statewide were chosen this year in six categories: overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, extended graduation rates and English language acquisition.

Issaquah schools that earned awards in overall excellence included all three comprehensive high schools — Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline — as well as four elementary schools: Cougar Ridge, Discovery, Endeavour and Newcastle.

Cougar Ridge, Discovery and Newcastle were also honored for reading growth, while Endeavour and Liberty were recognized for reading growth and high progress.

Issaquah High earned awards in four of the six categories: overall excellence, reading growth, high progress and English language acquisition.

Apollo Elementary earned recognition for reading growth, Challenger Elementary for English language acquisition and Clark Elementary for high progress.

The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.

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