Mercer Island High School was named a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award for ‘Overall Excellence’ Wednesday, April 16 by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education.
Washington Achievement Award winners are selected based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The award is given in six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, 5-year graduation rate and English Language Acquisition.
“This distinction is indicative of our staff’s commitment to meet the needs of our students,” said Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “The award for ‘Overall Excellence’ at Mercer Island High School is a reflection of the tremendous work of our students and staff as well as the partnership between the high school, the district and the wider Mercer Island community.”
“So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” Dorn said. “These awards represent some of the best. It’s an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success.”
Washington Achievement Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 hosted by Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash.