Maple, Mercer schools honored with Achievement Awards

Photo by Wendi Dunlap.

Two Beacon Hill schools were among 21 Seattle schools honored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education with 2011 Washington Achievement Awards.

Maple Elementary School was one of the eight schools recognized for overall excellence at the elementary level.

Asa Mercer Middle School was one of five schools recognized for overall excellence at the K-8, 6-8, or 9-12 levels. Mercer was also recognized for outstanding achievement in mathematics and outstanding achievement in science.

Nearby Franklin High School was also honored, for outstanding improvement.

The Seattle honorees were among 186 Washington schools to be recognized for their performance on the “Achievement Index,” which measures schools’ performance over time. (Find out more about the Index and the Achievement Awards here.) The 21 schools honored for 2011 are up from 13 in 2010 and seven in 2009.

The schools will be recognized during a ceremony on April 25 at Mariner High School in Everett.