Crownhill Elementary Awarded

Crownhill Elementary School in Bremerton will be awarded $10,000 by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for greatly improving students' math scores over the last three years.

The office granted five other awards for Academic Achievement to Title 1, Part A schools in Washington state. Schools that received the award include Crownhill, Bemiss, Gildo Rey, Lewis and Clark, Parkwood, and Silver Lake elementary schools.

Title I, Part A schools are those that qualify for financial assistance due to high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.

"I'm very proud of these schools. The achievements they have made are shining examples to the rest of the state that all kids can learn, even with challenging circumstances," said Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction.

Crownhill demonstrated marked success in the subject of mathematics, meeting or surpassing the Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in all other subject cells in addition to math.

According to the Dorn, some math strategies used at Crownhill will be adopted for use as models for other schools who need help with their scores.

The award is a grant which Crownhill may use for teacher training in a new subject area or to further knowledge in current subjects, have team building or planning events, conduct independent research, or make changes to their curriculum.

Dorn will continue to work with the state's 295 school districts to ensure that other Title 1, Part A schools are following Crownhill's good example.


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