Sacajawea Elementary School receives state recognition
An elementary school in Richland is recognized by the state for outstanding student achievement.
Sacajawea Elementary School has been recognized as a Title I "Reward School".
That means students at the school have made significant progress in meeting reading and math standards.
In fact, Sacajawea Elementary has placed in the top 10% of schools in Washington for reading and math state assessment scores for the past three years.
Educators say over the past few years, they have refined their teaching methods, and are giving more individualized instruction to students.
"Just having sound instructional practices, not accepting a student who feels that they can't do it, or say they won't do it" said Jim Bruce, principal.
"We have high expectations for each and every one of our students, and we make certain that none of those students falls through the cracks" said Pam Hall, 5th grade teacher.
Only 75 schools were given this award in Washington this school year.