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Outstanding Schools

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    2018 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD FOR CAPTAIN JOHNSTON BLAKELY ELEMENTARY

    • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018, including Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School in the Bainbridge Island School District. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance.

    2016 WASHINGTON ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 

    • In 2016, four BISD schools made the state’s highest grade by winning the Washington Achievement Award for student progress. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) named the Odyssey Multiage Program and Ordway, Captain Charles Wilkes and Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary schools among the 401 top-performing schools statewide. The OSPI cited all four schools for Overall Excellence. Blakely and Ordway stood out for Math and English Language Arts Growth.

      Washington Achievement Awards celebrate the state's top performing schools in specific categories: overall excellence, and special recognition in language arts, math, science, graduation rate, improvement, and closing achievement gaps.

      “These schools help Washington lead the way in innovative education and access to high-quality learning opportunities. To all of those honored, thank you for your dedication to Washington students, families, and the future," said Superintendent Chris Reykdal.
     

    AMERICA'S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 

    • In its 2019 review of more than 17,245 public high schools, U.S. News & World Report ranked Bainbridge High School as the eighth best public high school in Washington state and No. 510 nationwide.  

    • In 2015, Newsweek again designated Bainbridge High School as one of "America's Top High Schools." The publication’s rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college.