Valley middle schools, elementaries earn state awards

The State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction have awarded three Snoqualmie Valley School District schools with the 2011 Washington Achievement Awards. The award recognizes the top 5 percent of high-performing schools on the basis of state test scores, graduation rates and closing achievement gaps over time.

Schools honored were: Chief Kanim Middle School, Overall Excellence - Middle School and Special Recognition in Science; Twin Falls Middle School, Overall Excellence - Middle School; and Two Rivers School, Special Recognition - Extended Graduation Rate.

“We are extremely proud of the work occurring in our schools and the terrific outcomes that are being produced,” said Superintendent Joel Aune. “This is the third consecutive year that a number of our schools have qualified for Washington Achievement Award recognition.”

Award-winning schools from across the state have been invited to an awards ceremony on April 25, at Mariner High School in Everett.

The Washington Achievement Awards program recognizes top performing public schools (based on two-year averages) in seven categories, overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate, improvement, and closing achievement gaps.

For more information about the Washington Achievement Awards, visit


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