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Progress earns Hillcrest recognition by the state


May 21, 2013

Hillcrest Elementary School was one of 381 schools that received a 2012 Washington Achievement Award. Hillcrest earned the award for closing the achievement gap and high progress amongst its low income students.

The Washington Achievement Award is based on the Washington Achievement Index. The award celebrates schools for Overall Excellence and special recognition in:

•Language Arts



•Extended Graduation Rate

• Closing Achievement Gaps

• High-Progress (Title I eligible or participating schools only)

The Washington Achievement Awards, now in their fourth year, are sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state’s Achievement Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

Earlier this year, Hillcrest Elementary School earned a “Reward” designation from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for high student progress. Hillcrest was one of only 12 schools throughout the state to consecutively receive Reward status. As a High-Progress Reward school, Hillcrest is in the top 10 percent of Title I schools statewide in reading and math, combined, for three years.


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