Battle Ground school on top in number of awards

By Jacques Von Lunen, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: February 1, 2012, 8:12 PM

 

CAM Junior/Senior High School in Battle Ground received five achievement awards from state officials, a number matched only by one other school in the state -- Bellevue High School.

The achievement awards are given to schools by the State Board of Education and the state superintendent, and are based on the schools’ performance in the annually compiled achievement index.

The index takes into account how students fared on tests in reading, writing, math and science. For high schools, it also considers the extended graduation rate.

CAM is a “school of choice” that students must apply to for admittance.

To factor in students’ backgrounds, the index considers how a school performed in comparison to schools with similar rates of poverty, special-needs students and racial make-up. Points are also given for improvement over the previous year’s results and for closing the achievement gap between white and minority students.

State officials recognized 275 schools this year, 14 of them in Clark County.

To search for any Clark County school's achievement index, click here.

Battle Ground Public Schools

Battle Ground High School

Special Recognition – Extended

Graduation Rate

CAM Junior Senior/High School

Overall Excellence – Multilevel

Special Recognition – Language Arts, Math, Science and Extended Graduation Rate

Prairie High School

Special Recognition – Extended

Graduation Rate

Camas School District

Grass Valley Elementary

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Liberty Middle School

Overall Excellence – Middle

Skyridge Middle School

Overall Excellence – Middle

Special Recognition – Science

Evergreen Public Schools

Fisher’s Landing Elementary

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Hearthwood Elementary

Special Recognition – Science

Heritage High School

Special Recognition – Improvement

Pacific Middle School

Special Recognition – Closing

Achievement Gaps

Wy’East Middle School

Special Recognition – Closing

Achievement Gaps

Vancouver Public Schools

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary

Special Recognition –

Closing Achievement Gaps

Hudson’s Bay High School

Special Recognition – Closing Achievement Gaps

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Overall Excellence – Multilevel

Special Recognition – Language Arts