Hilltop Elementary & Raisbeck Aviation Earns State's New Education Award

Hilltop Elementary & Raisbeck Aviation Earns State's New Education Award
Hilltop Elementary teacher works one-on-one witha  student

Ongoing hard work and dedication are paying off at Hilltop Elementary and Raisbeck Aviation High School. The schools have been honored as State-Recognized Schools for 2017-18 through Washington State's new school recognition program. 

Hilltop is being honored for closing gaps and demonstrating improvement among student groups identified for support. Raisbeck Aviation is being honored for demonstrating achievement in English language arts and math proficiency and high school graduation rate.

“These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of our staff and students,” Superintendent Susan Enfield said. “I am extremely proud of Hilltop and Raisbeck Aviation.”

Two Raisbeck Aviation High School students work together during class.

Over the past year, the State Board of Education (SBE), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) worked together to revise the Washington State school recognition system to more equitably recognize schools.

This spring, in the first phase of the new state school recognition system, 216 schools are being recognized. These schools have demonstrated exemplary performance or have made significant progress closing opportunity and achievement gaps

Hilltop and Raisbeck Aviation will be honored during a ceremony on June 6 in Olympia. 

Visit the SBE website to learn more about State-Recognized Schools criteria and see the complete list of winners.