The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School and Enterprise Middle School in the Richland School District are recipients of the 2014 “Washington Achievement Award”. HHS was recognized in the categories of Reading Growth and High Progress. EMS was recognized in the category of High Progress.
The award is based on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.
“Our Enterprise teachers and support staff are intently focused on academic rigor, cultivating a growth mindset and resiliency, and holding students accountable for their learning,” commented Principal Jen Klauss. “I am extremely proud of their efforts to do what is best for students every day.”
According to Principal Ken Gosney, there are a number of reasons why Hanford High School earned this state recognition:
· Targeted instruction that meets the needs of individual students
· Using data to properly place students in classes that allow them to thrive
· Dedicated teaching staff that constantly looks for innovative ways to improve their practice
· Supportive parents that place a high value on education
A total of 401 schools are receiving the Washington Achievement Award this year. The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in Lacey.