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Parkwood Recognized for Student Achievement

Echo Lake and Parkwood elementary schools are two of only 40 schools in the state to be selected by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to receive 2016 Title I, Part A Awards for Exceeding Performance. 

Echo Lake will receive a $3,400 grant for exceeding performance in English Language Arts (ELA). Parkwood will receive a $6,800 grant for exceeding performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The schools will use the funds to strengthen academic best practices and develop strategies to support continued academic success.

The selection of the schools awarded was based on the following criteria. For the 2014–15 academic year, schools had to: 

  • Be identified as Title I, Part A (having a high number of students identified as living in poverty).
  • Have at least 95 percent of students participate in state academic testing.
  • Have a median student growth percentile of at least 60.
  • Have at least 60 percent of students meet standard in state academic testing in ELA and/or Mathematics

“We are incredibly proud of the students and staff at Parkwood and Echo Lake for their hard work in earning this prestigious recognition,” said Superintendent Rebecca Miner. “Both of the schools’ student-centered focus and strategies for improving achievement are models for what is possible in supporting high levels of success for all students.”