Fords Prairie Receives Washington Achievement Award for High Progress
Centralia’s Fords Prairie Elementary School has been announced as a recipient of the 2015 Washington Achievement Award for High Progress. The award recognizes schools that are in the top ten percent of schools making the most progress in reading and math scores on state assessments. “This award belongs to our students, families, and teachers for their hours of hard work and dedication,” said Principal David Roberts. OSPI analyzes data monitoring progress from a three year span, 2013-15 in this case, to determine award winners. The top ten percent of schools demonstrating growth over a three year period receive the award for high progress.
“Mr. Roberts and his staff are committed to continuous improvement in learning and assessment performance in their school,” said Superintendent Mark Davalos. “They’re very deserving of this recognition of their efforts and all of us in the district could not be more proud of the team.”
The award comes as part of a string of similar awards that schools in Centralia have received in recent years. Edison Elementary was recognized for high progress and overall excellence in 2014, and for high progress in 2013 and 2012. Oakview Elementary was awarded for high progress in 2014 as well. In 2013, Jefferson Lincoln was awarded for high achievement in English Language Acquisition. This year’s Washington Achievement Award ceremony will be held on May 10th in Union Gap.