EDUCATION | Olalla Elementary earns achievement award

Olalla Elementary School recognized by State Superintendent as a top-performing school.

Olalla Elementary has been recognized by State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Isabel Muñoz-Colón as one of Washington state’s top-performing schools.

The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are the highest performing schools in the state based on three years of academic information reported in the Washington Achievement Index. The award-winning schools were honored at a ceremony April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in the Bethel School District.

Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate and English Language Acquisition

“The Achievement Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the school communities that have made the greatest difference in the lives of Washington students,” Muñoz-Colón said.

“The State Board hopes to use this opportunity to share schools’ results and their stories so that we can replicate their great work in other areas of the state.”