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8 local schools honored with Washington Achievement Awards

April 18, 2014

413 schools across the state, including 8 in Grays Harbor, were named as Washington Achievement Award winners by State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Dr. Kristina Mayer.

Schools are recognized using multiple categories, including: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate, and English Language Acquisition.

Mayer said, “These awards shine the light on what is working well in schools across Washington.”

Dorn added. “So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” he said. “These awards represent some of the best. It’s an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success.”

The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.

Local award winners:

Aberdeen Stevens Elementary for High Progress
Cosmopolis Elementary for Special Recognition Math Growth
Hoquiam High School for Special Recognition Reading Growth
Montesano Beacon Avenue Elementary for High Progress
Montesano Simpson Avenue Elementary for High Progress
Pacific Beach Elementary for Special Recognition Math Growth
North River School for Special Recognition Math Growth
Ocosta Junior Senior High for High Progress

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