Battle Ground school on top in number of awards

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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

o Battle Ground High School

Special Recognition – Extended

Graduation Rate

o CAM Junior Senior/High School

Overall Excellence – Multilevel

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

o Prairie High School

Special Recognition – Extended

Graduation Rate

Camas School District

o Grass Valley Elementary

Overall Excellence – Elementary

o Liberty Middle School

Overall Excellence – Middle

o Skyridge Middle School

Overall Excellence – Middle

Special Recognition – Science

Evergreen Public Schools

o Fisher’s Landing Elementary

Overall Excellence – Elementary

o Hearthwood Elementary

Special Recognition – Science

o Heritage High School

Special Recognition – Improvement

o Pacific Middle School

Special Recognition – Closing

Achievement Gaps

o Wy’East Middle School

Special Recognition – Closing

Achievement Gaps

Vancouver Public Schools

o Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary

Special Recognition –

Closing Achievement Gaps

o Hudson’s Bay High School

Special Recognition – Closing Achievement Gaps

o Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Overall Excellence – Multilevel

Special Recognition – Language Arts