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Local schools earn state awards

Several local schools, including Washington Elementary School in Sunnyside and Grandview High School, have earned Washington Achievement Awards from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.

A total of 413 schools in the state earned the awards. The awards are determined using the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

Washington Elementary School earned special recognition for growth in mathematics.

Grandview High School earned an award for high progress and a second award for improving its 5-year graduation rate.

“These awards shine the light on what is working well in schools across Washington,” said State Board of Education Chair Dr. Kristina Mayer.

Other area schools honored include Granger Middle School, which was honored with an award for teaching English Language Acquisition, and Whitstran Elementary School in Prosser, which earned an award for high progress and a second award for teaching English Language Acquisition skills.

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