We are thrilled to announce that many of our schools have been recently recognized for outstanding achievement, and we are excited to share this news with our community. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to these successes – our administrators, staff, students and families. You are the driving force behind these successes.

Please join us in celebrating these accomplishments!

Washington School Recognition Program

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) partners with the State Board of Education (SBE) and Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) to identify and recognize schools for the Washington School Recognition Program.

Schools that are honored have closed gaps, experienced growth in at least one student group, or demonstrated high performance in attendance, assessments, graduation rates and more. Complete details about the program criteria are available on the Board of Education website.

Congratulations to our VPS schools who were recognized:

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary: Closing Gaps for one or more student groups
  • Chinook Elementary School: Growth for one or more student groups
  • George C Marshall Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Hudson’s Bay High School: Closing Gaps for English Learner Progress
  • Lewis and Clark High School (Vancouver Flex Academy): Closing Gaps for Graduation
  • Lincoln Elementary School: Closing Gaps for the whole school
  • Salmon Creek Elementary: Closing Gaps and Growth for one or more student groups
  • Vancouver School of Arts and Academics: Achievement for the whole school
  • Walnut Grove Elementary: Growth for one or more student groups


  • Lincoln Elementary School: Growth for one or more student groups
  • Sacajawea Elementary School: Growth for one or more student groups

AWSP/AWSL Washington Schools on the Rise Award

Congratulations to the administrators, staff and students of Skyview High School for being honored with the inaugural Schools on the Rise Award for the 2023-24 school year!

The Association of Washington School Principals and the Association of Washington School Leaders (AWSL), introduced a new award this year called “Washington Schools on the Rise.” The award celebrates schools where students and adults collaborate to amplify student voices in a way that fosters an inclusive and equitable environment.

The recognition criteria includes:

  • Established systems demonstrating students and adults collaborating and leading school culture together
  • Tangible examples of co-design, collaboration, joint leadership
  • Examples of authentic student engagement and elevated student voice
  • Examples of schools engaging multiple student voices and perspectives
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative data to illustrate the outcomes of student-adult joint leadership