“This award is a testament to the ongoing hard work, dedication and teamwork of our staff and students, as well as our strong partnership with parents and community,” said McGilvra principal Maria Breuder. “Everyone in the McGilvra community works incredibly hard in the shared goal of supporting all of our students and families so they can make continued progress toward succeeding at school, and in life.”
The awards use the State Board of Education’s Revised Achievement Index and are based on the school’s assessment data for the three previous years. The Achievement Index measures McGilvra’s performance, emphasizing academic improvement and achievement. Schools must have at least 95 percent participation on state tests to qualify for recognition.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education held the award ceremony at Olympic Middle School in Auburn. Both agencies sponsor the Washington Achievement Award.
Visit the OSPI website to learn more about WAA criteria and see the complete list of winners.