The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released its list of statewide school performance in low-income schools, as required by the federal government.
The list covers schools that receive federal Title I funding, which goes to high-poverty schools.
Schools can receive one of four designations, based on state test scores and/or graduation rates over three years:
• Reward schools: Can be high-performing schools or schools making excellent progress. Highest-performing schools have met their objectives for all students and in each of 11 subgroups of students. High-progress schools are among the state’s top 10 percent of Title I schools.
• Priority schools: Among the lowest performing 5 percent of Title I schools in the state for all student categories. This designation includes 27 schools that have received federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding to help them work to improve.
• Focus schools: Among the lowest performing 10 percent of Title I schools in the state, based on subgroup performance.
• Emerging schools: Neither Priority nor Focus schools, but are at risk of moving into one of those categories.
Here are Pierce County schools listed by category and school district:
Bethel School District: Evergreen Elementary, Roy Elementary
Clover Park School District: Oakwood Elementary, Southgate Elementary
Eatonville School District: Columbia Crest Elementary
Franklin Pierce School District: James Sales Elementary
Peninsula School District: Vaughn Elementary
Sumner School District: Bonney Lake Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary
Tacoma School District: Stanley Elementary
Tacoma School District: Giaudrone Middle School (SIG school), First Creek Middle School, Jason Lee Middle School (SIG school), Stewart Middle School (SIG school) Roosevelt Elementary
White River School District: Collins Alternative Programs
Bethel School District: Centennial Elementary, Thompson Elementary, Spanaway Elementary
Clover Park School District: Lochburn Middle School, Tyee Park Elementary
Fife School District: Endeavour Intermediate School
Tacoma School District: Boze Elementary, Mann Elementary
Bethel School District: North Star Elementary, Shining Mountain Elementary
Clover Park School District: Woodbrook Middle School
Fife School District: Learning Opportunity Center
Puyallup School District: Firgrove Elementary, Spinning Elementary
Sumner School District: Sumner Middle School
Tacoma School district: Arlington Elementary, Blix Elementary, Bryant Montessori, Gray Middle School, Lister Elementary, Lyon Elementary, McCarver Elementary