Alcott Elementary has been awarded with the following Washington Achievement Awards over the last few years.


2016 : Overall Excellence, High Progress, English Language Arts Growth, English Language Acquisition 

2015: Overall Excellence, English Language Arts Growth

2014: English Language Acquisition

2013: Overall Excellence




The Washington Achievement Award is based on the Washington Achievement Index. Schools must meet the 95% participation rate on state tests to be eligible. Schools are recognized in seven categories:

  • Overall Excellence
  • High Progress
  • English Language Arts Growth
  • Math Growth
  • Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high and comprehensive schools only)
  • English Language Acquisition
  • Closing the Achievement Gap


How are award winners selected?

The Washington Achievement Award is based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. This data is analyzed using the Achievement Index. Award winners are selected using an award methodology.

Why are there multiple categories?

Just as students in a classroom must excel in many subjects to become truly accomplished, schools must achieve on many different levels, in different subject areas and with different populations. The Washington Achievement Awards celebrate each of those victories with our schools.

Why is this award important?

By lifting up our most successful schools the Washington Achievement Award shines a light on the best practices that are making that success possible.

How are award winners recognized?

Award winners receive a banner and acrylic award to proudly display in their buildings. OSPI and SBE host an annual award ceremony in the spring at an award winning school.



last updated 8/26/2018