Federal Way Public Schools is celebrating the success of five elementary schools within the district that have received the 2016 Washington Achievement Award. Brigadoon Elementary, Star Lake Elementary and Wildwood Elementary have received the award for Closing the Achievement Gap for students with disabilities. Enterprise Elementary received the award for Closing the Achievement Gap for black students, and Rainier View Elementary received the award for Special Recognition English Language Acquisition.
“The number of our schools receiving this award indicates the collective efforts across buildings for the improvement of teaching and learning,” Superintendent Tammy Campbell said in a press release.
The Washington Achievement Award recipients are selected using the Washington State Achievement Index, which measures school performance and improvement, and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. All schools are also required to have at least 95 percent participation on state tests in addition to individual award category requirements.
All 2016 award-winning schools will be honored during a ceremony on May 3 at Olympic Middle School in Auburn School District.