Washington Achievement Award Winner!
2016 Washington Achievement Award Winner
Posted on 05/09/2017

I am happy to report that Ridgecrest Elementary is a recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award.  Ridgecrest is being honored for Math Growth. This is now Ridgecrest’s fifth Washington Achievement Award since 2011.

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. Ridgecrest’s award is well deserved. In the past year(s), Ridgecrest has implemented several improvements that have impacted our students’ success.

  • Focus on the Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards for Math

  • Implementation of a Math Response to Intervention Block

  • Focus on computational fluency and basic skills

The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate Washington’s top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly-selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Washington State Achievement Index.

The Washington Achievement Award is given in seven categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, English Language Arts Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate (high and comprehensive schools only) English Language Acquisition, and Achievement Gap.                                           

I hope you will visit the OSPI Washington Achievement awards site to learn more about the awards and the criteria for selection.

The selection process for the Washington Achievement Award is very rigorous, and all of us take great pride in this accomplishment.

In service,

Michelle Fox
Principal