Asa Mercer Middle School has been classified as a “high progress” Reward School – making the prestigious list of the top-performing, most-improved Title 1 schools in the state.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction on Aug. 27 named Mercer as one of 58 schools around the state with the Reward School designation.
“Congratulations to the students, staff and parents of Mercer Middle School and the community members who supported the school,” said José Banda, Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools. “We are proud that Mercer Middle School is part of this distinguished group of Reward Schools and has been acknowledged for all its efforts and hard work.”
As a high-progress Reward School, Mercer 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 school period (2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11). (bold mine)
Mercer has also been named a School of Excellence school in 2009, 2010 and 2011 – for placing in the top 5 percent of schools in the state for improvement in scores.
As I keep saying as I go around talking to groups about I-1240, Washington State and SPS are not static. Major change is happening, progress is being made and public education in Washington State IS getting better for ALL students. This is evidence of that and it happened...without charter law.