Five Clallam schools are famous with state awards

Five Clallam County schools, one for a third uninterrupted year and another for a fourth, have been famous by a state for swell in education.

Neah Bay Elementary School — that has perceived a endowment for 4 years — Greywolf Elementary in Carlsborg — in a third year — and Port Angeles School District’s Franklin and Hamilton facile schools and Stevens Middle School are among 285 schools in a state named to accept Washington Achievement Awards for 2015.

None in Jefferson County were on a list.

Each propagandize will send member to an awards and approval rite May 10 in Union Gap nearby Yakima.

Schools were famous by a state Office of a Superintendent of Public Instruction in 7 categories: altogether excellence, high progress, English denunciation humanities growth, math growth, extended graduation rate, English denunciation merger and feat gap.

The “high progress” endowment is given to a tip 10 percent of schools formed on tyro alleviation over 3 years before to a award.

To be deliberate for a awards, schools can't be listed as “priority” or “focus” — schools identified as wanting alleviation — and contingency have during slightest 95 percent appearance on state tests to validate for recognition.

Neah Bay’s 4th award

This is Neah Bay’s fourth award, representing 7 years of continual improvement.

“We’re unequivocally saying a kids holding a lot of a responsibility. They unequivocally wish to be here and wish to take it seriously,” pronounced Principal Alice Murner.

The propagandize has been means to make improvements since of tiny category sizes, averaging 15 or 16 children, that concede teachers to spend particular time with children who need additional assistance and to emanate individualized lessons as needed, Murner said.

Support for preparation from parents, kin and a rest of a village also creates a disproportion in assisting a students succeed, she said.

Murner also credited her peculiarity teachers and staff who, with small turnover, yield fortitude to students.

Greywolf awards

Sequim School District’s Greywolf Elementary School perceived a high swell endowment for a third time.

Greywolf Elementary, a K-5 propagandize with about 500 students, is led by Principal Donna Hudson.

Port Angeles

In Port Angeles, 3 schools achieved high swell over a past 3 years.

“These awards are a covenant to a tough work of staff, students and a community,” pronounced Chuck Lisk, halt partner superintendent for a Port Angeles School District.

Lisk was principal during Stevens Middle during a years for that it is receiving a endowment and became partner superintendent for a 2015-16 propagandize year.

“Congratulations to a teachers, support staff and students during Franklin, Hamilton and Stevens. All of us take good honour in this accomplishment,” pronounced Marc Jackson, superintendent during Port Angeles School District.

State feat awards assistance a state brand what preparation programs are successful, according to a matter from a Board of Education.

“The Achievement Awards commend schools and educators creation a disproportion in tyro outcomes. Award recipients are schools that have done quantifiable swell assisting students ready for college, career and life,” pronounced Isabel Muñoz-Colón, chair of a state Board of Education.

“The Achievement Awards are one approach we can learn some-more about a successful strategies Washington schools are regulating to assistance a kids,” Muñoz-Colón said.

For some-more information about a Washington Achievement Awards or for a full list of 2016 Washington Achievement Award winners, see a state OSPI website during


Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached during 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or during

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