School is recognized for overall excellence

Hathaway Elementary School has been named a 2015 Washington Achievement Award winner in the category of overall excellence.

The award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.

Award winners are selected using the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

Schools are recognized as top performers in one of seven categories. These are overall excellence, high progress, English Language Arts growth, math growth, extended graduation rate (only awarded to high and comprehensive schools), English Language Acquisition and achievement gap.

“The Achievement Awards recognize schools and educators making a difference in student outcomes,” said Isabel Mu?oz-Col?n, State Board of Education chairwoman. “Award recipients are schools that have made measurable progress helping students prepare for college, career and life.”

Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction, noted that the State Board spent a lot of time creating the achievement index.

“We’re very proud of the schools recognized for their performance on the index,” he said. “Each school shows sustained growth or excellence, or both. I congratulate each and every school for the hard work they’ve done.”