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State Recognizes Orting Schools for Outstanding Achievement

The Washington State Board of Education recently recognized Orting Elementary School for strides made in improving outcomes for students by closing gaps and showing tremendous growth and achievement. Join us in acknowledging and thanking our incredible teachers, support staff and administrators who never give up and keep pushing to connect, inspire and empower our students every day! 

The Washington School Recognition Program honors schools in at least one or more areas:

  • Closing Gaps: These schools make significant advancements for all students or specific student groups in the area identified for improvement.
  • Growth: These schools have at least one student group among the highest performers on at least 60% of Washington School Improvement Framework measures.
  • Achievement: These schools show high performance on at least two of the following measures: attendance, dual credit completion, English language arts (ELA) assessments, graduation rates, math assessments, and ninth grade on-track.

The Washington School Recognition Program recognizes schools based on the Washington School Improvement Framework, which considers multiple measures, including growth, achievement, and student success indicators like attendance and completion of dual credit coursework. The State Board of Education (SBE), the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) work together to identify the schools for recognition. The program was on pause during the 2019–20 and 2020–21 school years as schools navigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about the program here.

Posted 7/1/2024