Clark, Creekside honored as schools of distinction

December 3, 2013

The Issaquah School District had two schools — Clark Elementary and Creekside Elementary — earn 2013 School of Distinction awards in October.

The awards were given to 55 elementary schools, 24 middle/junior high schools and 23 high schools throughout the state.

To attain the honor, schools must demonstrate outstanding student performance and improvements over a five-year period. Student achievement in both reading and math must be above the state median. Both math and reading improvements must be among the top 5 percent of the state’s schools.

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Students take charge at summer camp

August 27, 2013

With the start of the 2013-14 school year on the immediate horizon, students at Skyline High School are looking to make an impression on their first days back in the classroom.

Eight students from Skyline participated in a popular and long-running leadership camp known as Mount Adams, one of six camps held over the summer with the support of the Association of Washington School Principals.

Contributed Eastside Catholic School and Skyline High School students form plateaus with their hands as they enjoy time together at the Mount Adams leadership camp in July.

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Eastside Catholic School and Skyline High School students form plateaus with their hands as they enjoy time together at the Mount Adams leadership camp in July.

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Issaquah Valley Elementary School is honored

February 26, 2013

For the second year in a row, Issaquah Valley Elementary School has received recognition for dramatic increases in reading and math for 2012. Only 96 other schools in Washington earned the award.

To earn School of Distinction status, schools must be performing at least at the state average in each grade level measured in their school (third through eighth grades, and 10th grade) on reading and math assessments as measured in the spring 2012 Measures of Student Progress and High School Proficiency exams. Schools meeting the requirement were then evaluated on combined reading and math improvement over the past five years. The top 5 percent of the elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools and alternative schools are designated as Schools of Distinction.

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