2016 Washington Achievement Awards
Four Schools Lauded for Progress
Posted on 04/18/2017
Washington Achievement Award

Hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray!

That’s four “hips” for achievements at four CK schools.

Brownsville, Emerald Heights, Esquire Hills, and PineCrest elementary schools were each honored with 2016 Washington Achievement Awards by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  

“By lifting up our most successful schools, the Washington Achievement Award shines a light on the best practices that are making success possible,” according to OSPI.

Winners are selected based on progress made in statewide assessments over three years. The awards recognize accomplishments in various categories.

  • Brownsville was recognized for closing the achievement gap among students from families with low incomes. This is the second time in five years that Brownsville has earned a Washington Achievement Award.

  • Emerald Heights was recognized for being in the top 10 percent of schools making the most progress in reading and math combined. This is the second time in five years that Emerald Heights has earned a Washington Achievement Award.

  • Esquire Hills was recognized for closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities. This is the second time in five years that Esquire Hills has earned a Washington Achievement Award.

  • PineCrest was recognized for closing the achievement gap among Hispanic students. This is the second year in a row PineCrest has earned a Washington Achievement Award.

Staff and students at each school will soon celebrate their accomplishments. Schools will also be honored at a statewide celebration May 3 in Auburn.