Everett Schools Show Improvement in Annual Achievement Awards

February 6, 2012


More and more Everett schools have been recognized as Schools of Achievement

The Everett School District today announced that 11 of its schools and its Parent Partnership Program have earned recognition in the annual Washington Achievement Awards. For some this has been an ongoing honor while others are making their first appearance in the awards.

Cedar Wood Elementary – Overall Excellence
Evergreen Middle School – Overall Excellence
Forest View Elementary – Overall Excellence
Gateway Middle School – Overall Excellence
Heatherwood Middle School – Overall Excellence
H.M. Jackson High School – Special Recognition for Language Arts
Eisenhower Middle School – Overall Excellence
Mill Creek Elementary – Overall Excellence
Silver Firs Elementary – Overall Excellence
Silver Lake Elementary – Overall Excellence
Port Gardner Parent Partnership – Special Recognition for Improvement
Woodside Elementary – Overall Excellence

The Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle, high and comprehensive schools in seven different categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate (high schools and comprehensive schools only), improvement and closing achievement gaps.

“In Everett Public Schools the success of each student is our goal,” notes Superintendent Gary Cohn. “The number of schools successfully implementing continuous improvement strategies, and increasingly achieving success with each student means the number of schools that earn this honor is growing each year.”

“First, when the award was new and had a different name, the work of students, staff and families at Gateway was honored and credited with being a Washington Great School.”

“Then the next year, in 2010, the award name changed, and the winning list expanded to four, with Cedar Wood, Mill Creek, Silver Firs and, again, Gateway earning honors as Washington Schools of Achievement.”

“Last year, in 2011, the list almost doubled to seven schools – Cedar Wood, Garfield, Silver Firs, Silver Lake, Woodside, Evergreen and, again, Gateway.

“Now, the list has once more almost doubled to the 11 schools just announced, and our highly regarded Port Gardner Parent Partnership. Port Gardner is housed at Sequoia High School and supports families who combine home school and public school programs,” Cohn explained.

You can click here for a link to the full report and further explanations of the Schools of Achievement program.


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