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Congratulations! GarPal Schools Honored as Washington Schools of Distinction

2017-2018 State Recognized Schools | SBE

Garfield Middle School Garfield School District closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support.

Palouse High School Palouse School District high achievement in ELA and SQSS measures.



Mike  Jones

600 East Alder Street

Palouse, Washington 99161-8780


Congratulations! Your school is being honored at the June 6 School Recognition Event for high achievement in ELA and SQSS measures.

Over the past year, the State Board of Education (SBE), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) worked together to revise the Washington State school recognition system to more equitably recognize schools.

The first round of recognition under the new system will be held on June 6. This event will take place concurrently in both Olympia and Spokane, Washington.


Recognition criteria

SBE, OSPI, and EOGOAC are recognizing schools who have demonstrated performance along a continuum of improvement, closing opportunity gaps in the Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) measures. Measures for the first year include both academic indicators (proficiency, growth, graduation rate, English language progress) as well as school quality and student success measures (dual credit participation, regular attendance, and ninth grade on track rates).


Kevin Laverty

Chair, Washington State Board of Education

cc: Calvin Leon Johnson



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