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174 schools get Washington Achievement Awards

OLYMPIA — Washington education officials have picked 174 schools for the 2009 Washington Achievement Awards.

The schools are chosen for recognition based on achievement test results and graduation rates over the past few years. State officials say not every outstanding school will get the award every year.

Some schools are recognized for overall excellence and others are getting awards for their performance in language arts, math, science, gifted education and extended graduation rates.

The awards are being given by the State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The schools will be recognized at celebrations around the state on May 5.

Below is a table of schools recognized in the Spokane area and Eastern Washington.

School DistrictArea of recognition
Hutton ElementarySpokane Overall Excellence and Science
Moran Prairie ElementarySpokane Overall Excellence and Science
Wilson ElementarySpokane Overall Excellence
Liberty Lake ElementaryCentral Valley Overall Excellence
Chester ElementaryCentral Valley Science
Spokane Valley HighWest Valley Extended Graduation Rate
Continuous CurriculumEast Valley Overall Excellence
Colville High Colville Overall Excellence
Medical Lake High Medical Lake Extended Graduation Rate
Sprague High Sprague Language Arts
Curlew Elementary and High Curlew Overall Excellence and Extended Graduation Rate
Republic Senior High Republic Language Arts
Garfield ElementaryGarfield Math
Palouse at Garfield (Middle)Palouse Science
Palouse High Palouse Overall Excellence and Extended Graduation Rate
Kettle Falls ElementaryKettle Falls Overall Excellence
Kettle Falls High Kettle Falls Overall Excellence
Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. High Methow Valley Overall Excellence
Almira Elementary Almira Overall Excellence
Almira Coulee Hartline High Coulee-Hartline Overall Excellence, Language Arts, Math and Extended Graduation Rate
Lakeview Terrace ElementaryMoses Lake Overall Excellence
Quincy HighQuincyOverall Excellence and Language Arts
Grant ElementaryEphrataOverall Excellence
Ephrata HighEphrataExtended Graduation Rate

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