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WHS Wins Award...Again!

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For the second consecutive year, Woodland High School has received a Washington State Achievement Award!

The Washington Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle, high, and comprehensive schools in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only), closing achievement gaps and high progress (Title I eligible or participating schools only).

The Washington Achievement Awards http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement/default.aspx  are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate the state’s top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly-selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Achievement Index and uses criteria set by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.

Woodland High School is being honored for “Overall Excellence” and “Extended Graduation Rate”. Based on the criteria, WHS is being recognized as being in the top 5% of high schools with a similar number of students enrolled.

We hope you will visit the OSPI Washington Achievement Awards site (see link above) to learn more about the awards, the criteria for selection, and the Accountability Index. The Accountability Index look up tool, available at sbe.wa.gov  , provides a searchable database where you can find out how schools in our district and across the state are doing.

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. This award is well deserved.