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Via Puget Sound Journal, top 136 elementary schools in region for academics/diversity. (Warning; at least on my browser, this article loads very slowly.) Olympic Hills ranks #1 with Kimball and Van Asselt at #4 and #5.
Rather than just look at test scores, which would produce a list of schools that most of us have seen before, we also considered a school's racial diversity, economic diversity and teacher experience.Letter from Olympic Hills PTA on 2017 boundaries and Cedar Park.
It's easy to see how schools like Medina Elementary and Blackwell Elementary, both with fewer than 2 percent of students receiving free and reduced lunch, rank high on lists of top schools. These are students whose parents are actively involved in their education, who read to them every night, who help them with their homework.
It's rare to see these schools mixed in with schools like Olympic Hills Elementary and Van Asselt Elementary, both in Seattle, where three-quarters or more of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. At Van Asselt, No. 5 on our list, 95 percent of the students identify as a race other than white.
The boundary changes were drawn in response to projected growth that never materialized and continuing with the plan as is will drastically decrease diversity across the north end, concentrating the majority of our historically underserved population at Olympic Hills and Cedar Park. Moving forward with needless changes will also disrupt the education and established communities of more than 800 students throughout North Seattle.Washington State students in 4th and 8th grades scores higher than the national average on the NAEP science test.
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