2015 School of Distinction
Woodland elementary was one of 90 schools recognized across Washington named as a 2015 School of Distinction for sustained improvement over a 5-year period in reading/English Language Arts (ELA), and math, and graduation rates.The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), and the Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (WASCD), have recognized schools in the top 5% of improvement for their levels. Elementary and middle schools are recognized for sustained improvement in reading/ELA and math achievement. High schools are recognized for sustained improvement in graduation rate over the past five years. These 90 schools span all regions of the state, from large urban to small rural communities. Some of the student populations in these schools are as high as 97% poverty, 67% English language learners, as well as serving high numbers of challenged learners in special education.Dr. Rich McBride, Superintendent of the North Central ESD in Wenatchee and leading this work as President of the AESD leaders group stated, “In a year of unprecedented change across our state with new Common Core State standards and new Smarter Balanced Assessments, it is cause for celebration to see so many schools rising to these challenges and causing great improvement for our students. This award process highlights our need to continue to support improvement efforts of our schools and the dedicated and talented leaders and staffs that make this kind of increased student achievement happen. Our congratulations to the staff, students, leaders, and communities across our state for their exceptional efforts in service to our students.”
2015 Washington Achievement Award
Woodland was also the recipient of the prestigious Washington Achievement Award. This award is based on testing data and student achievement efforts in the past three years. Woodland was among the 258 schools across the state who received the honor, which is given each year by the Office of the Supterintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.Woodland received this award in the category of High Progress.