Jefferson Wins State Recognition Awards

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Jefferson Wins State Recognition Awards

Jefferson Middle School is being honored in June 2019 as a “State Recognized School” for its work in demonstrating exemplary performance.  Jefferson is getting awarded in two categories: high achievement in math and high achievement in English/Language Arts.


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“There is incredible work happening in our schools every day … The educators, students and families of recognized schools have a lot to be proud of,” said Chris Reykdal, state superintendent of public instruction. 


The Olympia School District is among only 11 school districts statewide that won four or more recognition awards.


“The staff, students and families... continue a longstanding tradition in Olympia of being recognized at the state level for outstanding academic achievement,” said Olympia School District Superintendent Patrick Murphy.


Over the past year, the Washington State Board of Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee created a new system of recognizing and celebrating schools’ achievement.


The new State Recognized School awards program places more emphasis on schools that are making progress closing achievement gaps among student groups, as well as schools who have lower levels of achievement, but are seeing high levels of progress.


To learn more about the new awards, visit the Washington State Board of Education website.