State Superintendent Castillo to visit, honor Washington Elementary May 14
The Celebrating Student Success award program, now in its eighth year, recognizes high poverty and/or minority schools that have made significant progress in closing the academic achievement gap that so often separates traditionally underserved students from their peers. Schools are selected based on a comprehensive review of student achievement data, evidence of significant gains by historically underserved student subgroups (i.e., minority groups, students with limited English, special education students, etc.), and review of a narrative application by a Blue Ribbon Panel of educators, education stakeholders, and community members from across the state.
Nearly 45 percent of Washington Elementary’s students are Native American, 4 percent are Hispanic, 2 percent are African-American, and the remainder are Caucasian. Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch make up nearly 71 percent of the school’s population; however, all students receive free breakfast as a qualifying Title I school. Special education students make up just over 20 percent of the school’s population.
IMESD Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill is expected to attend the assembly, as is PSD Superintendent Jon Peterson, PSD Board member Bob Rosselle, and representatives from the CTUIR Board of Trustees.