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The Office of the Superintendent of Public Education has chosen 174 schools statewide that will be receiving the 2009 Washington Achievement Award. Among the selected schools are four Tri City schools and eight schools from surrounding areas, who met several of the areas of growth. Schools chosen for the award were selected based on assessment data from the past three years. These will be awarded at ceremonies around the state on May 5.

Winners in the Mid-Columbia area are:

Overall Excellence:

Lincoln, Ridge View, and Washington elementary schools in Kennewick, Wa; Prosser Heights Elementary School; and Waitsburg Middle School.

Language Arts:

Ridge View and Washington elementary schools in Kennewick, Wa; and Waitsburg Middle School.


Ridge View Elementary School in Kennewick, Wa.

Extended Graduation Rate:

Connell, Dayton, Grandview, Riverview (Finley), Wahluke, and Waitsburg high schools.

Gifted Education:

Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland, Wa.

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