Washington Policy Center Releases School Rankings
The Washington Policy Center uses rankings created by the State Board of Education to determine how schools are achieving across the state.
Schools are given a ranking: exemplary for the best, very good, good, fair and struggling for the worst.
41 of the 60 schools in the four Tri-Cities area districts are rated no better than fair. The only school with an exemplary ranking in the Tri-Cities is Ruth Livingston Elementary School in Pasco.
The four districts break down as follows:
Kennewick School District
Best: Ridge View Elementary
Worst: Edison Elementary
Pasco School District
Best: Ruth Livingston Elementary
Worst: Emerson Elementary
Richland School District
Best: Lewis & Clark Elementary
Worst: Jefferson Elementary
Finley School District
Best: River View High
Worst: Finley Elementary
29 of the 37 schools in the three Yakima area districts rated no better than fair.
The three districts break down as follows:
Yakima School District
Best: Davis High School
Worst: Adams Elementary
East Valley School District
Best: East Valley High School
Worst: East Valley Elementary
West Valley School District
Best: West Valley Middle School
Worst: Ahtanum Valley Elementary School
Statewide, 60% of students attend a fair or struggling school, while only 10% of schools rank as either very good or exemplary.
For a full list of every school in the state and each ranking, please click here.