Federal Way Public Schools administration building. File photo

Federal Way Public Schools administration building. File photo

8 Federal Way schools honored in Washington School Recognition Program

The schools showed growth in various student demographics, closing opportunity gaps during 2018-2019 school year.

Eight schools in the Federal Way Public Schools district have been recognized at the state level for showing academic growth and closing opportunity gaps among students in various demographics during the 2018-19 school year.

The State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction have recognized 391 schools statewide on May 26, according to FWPS.

New data released by the state shows 22% of FWPS schools have been recognized, compared to 8% in previous years.

Federal Way Public Schools is leading the Road Map Region with 22% of its schools achieving this important recognition with a higher percentage than any other district in the Road Map Region, which spans seven King County school districts including Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, South Seattle and Tukwila school districts.

The following schools are recognized for accomplishments in specific areas during the 2018-19 school year:

• Lakeland Elementary School, recognized in closing gaps for one or more student groups at a Targeted Support school.

• Meredith Hill Elementary School, recognized in growth for students identifying as black.

• Camelot Elementary School, recognized in growth for students identifying as Hispanic.

• Nautilus K-8, recognized in growth for students identifying as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

• Mirror Lake Elementary School, recognized in growth for students identifying as white.

• Star Lake Elementary School, recognized in growth for students identifying as white.

• Twin Lakes Elementary School, recognized in growth for students identifying as white.

• Wildwood Elementary School, recognized in growth for students identifying as white.

“FWPS is committed to continuous improvement at every level, and the accomplishments of these schools are evidence of this commitment,” the district said in a May 27 news release.

More information about why schools were recognized, including the data behind the recognition framework is available at sbe.wa.gov.


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