2016 Washington Achievement Award Winners



A total of 280 schools earned Washington Achievement Awards for the 2016 academic school year, including Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary, Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary, Ordway Elementary and Odyssey Multiage. This is the eighth year that the state has recognized outstanding achievement in Washington schools.

Schools are recognized in seven categories:

  • Overall Excellence
  • High Progress
  • English Language Arts Growth
  • Math Growth
  • Extended Graduation Rate (only awarded to high and comprehensive schools)
  • English Language Acquisition
  • Closing the Achievement Gap

“The Achievement Awards recognize all the great work happening in Washington schools and the ways educators are making a difference in student outcomes,” said Kevin Laverty, State Board of Education Acting Chair. “It presents an opportunity to honor schools that are achieving at high levels, as well as schools that are making great growth.”

  • Blakely was honored with Overall Excellence, High Progress, Special Recognition ELA Growth 
  • Wilkes was honored with Overall Excellence, High Progress 
  • Ordway was honored with Overall Excellence, Special Recognition Math Growth, Special Recognition ELA Growth 
  • Odyssey was honored with Overall Excellence 

Click here to learn about the Washington Achievement Award. 

“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.