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Sunrise named "Reward School" by State of Washington!



Superintendent Mike Nelson received the following letter from OSPI Superintendent Randy Dorn. Many congratulations to the students and staff at Sunrise Elementary!

Dear Superintendent Mike Nelson:

Congratulations! Sunrise Elementary School has been named a Reward School, as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request approved by the Department of Education.

Reward Schools are classified either as "highest performing schools" or "high-progress schools". Sunrise Elementary is a high-progress Title I school that scored in the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Reading and Math (combined) on state assessments for its "all students" group. This designation acknowledges a school’s performance and improvement in Reading and Math during a three-year period (2008/09-2010/11). Schools designated as Reward Schools cannot have significant achievement or opportunity gaps among subgroups.

Again, we congratulate you on this achievement! Your staff, students, parents and community can take pride in joining this distinguished group.

Randy I. Dorn
State Superintendent
Of Public Instruction