02-18-12: Four schools win Washington Achievement Award
02-18-12: Four schools win Washington Achievement Award

Glacier View Junior High and Mt. View, Ridgecrest, and Wildwood elementary schools have each been selected to receive a 2011 Washington Achievement Award.

The annual award program, sponsored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and State Board of Education, celebrates Washington’s top-performing schools.

Elementary, middle/junior high, and comprehensive high schools are recognized for achievement in overall excellence, language arts, math, science, graduation rate, improvement, and closing achievement gaps.

Ridgecrest Elementary earned the award for overall excellence, while Glacier View Junior High, Mt. View Elementary, and Wildwood Elementary received the award for closing achievement gaps.

The state will present a Washington Achievement Award to the four schools during a ceremony on April 25 in Everett.