Island Park, Lakeridge elementary schools earn state honors | School news

Mercer Island's Island Park and Lakeridge elementary schools have earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2012 from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Island Park Elementary earned an overall excellence award in the elementary school category, as did Lakeridge.

Island Park was also honored for it's work in math and science while Lakeridge earned a science honor as well.

In total 381 schools in the state earned awards. Schools are recognized for being top performers in seven categories including: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate, closing achievement gaps and high progress.

To see the full list of schools honored this year, visit the OSPI website at

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