Kent schools earn achievement award

Six schools in the Kent School District were recognized by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn as 2011 Washington Achievement Award recipients.

The celebration took place at Mariner High School in Everett. Superintendent Dr. Edward Lee Vargas, district executives and school leaders were in attendance to represent the school district

Kent-Meridian High School, Kent Mountain View Academy, Kent Elementary, Neely-O’Brien Elementary, Sawyer Woods Elementary and Mattson Elementary received the award from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Board of Education. The Washington Achievement Award celebrates schools for overall excellence and special recognition in: language arts, math, science, graduation rate, improvement, and closing achievement gaps.

Schools are selected based on their statewide assessment data for the three previous years. Kent Elementary and Kent Mountain View Academy received the award in 2010.

Kent-Meridian High School and Kent Mountain View Academy received the Extended Graduation Rate award, the Overall Excellence award went to Kent Elementary and Mattson Middle School, Neely-O’Brien Elementary and Sawyer Woods Elementary won the Closing Achievement Gap award.


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