Mercer MS wins Washington Achievement Award

Walkway at Mercer Middle School. Photo by Wendi.
Beacon Hill’s Asa Mercer Middle School is one of thirteen Seattle Public Schools to be honored for winning a Washington Achievement Award. Mercer’s award is in the category of Overall Excellence; the school was also recognized last year.

Schools are selected for the award based on their statewide assessment data for the three previous years, and awards are given for overall excellence as well as for special recognition in language arts, math, science, graduation rate, improvement, and closing achievement gaps.

The award ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Lincoln High School, 701 S. 37th St, Tacoma.

Other Seattle schools honored include AS#1, Catharine Blaine K-8, Bryant Elementary, Concord International School, Frantz Coe Elementary, John Hay Elementary, Home School Resource Center, Loyal Heights Elementary, McGilvra Elementary, Mercer Middle School, Montlake Elementary, NOVA, and Schmitz Park Elementary.

(Ed. — Article corrected from earlier version which had the wrong number of schools listed.)