Burley-Glenwood recognized as 'reward school'

One South Kitsap School District school was the only school in Kitsap County to be recognized as a “reward school.”

Burley-Glenwood Elementary School was honored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as both a highest performing and high progress “reward school.”

Schools which receive or are eligible to receive Title 1 funding for students are considered for “reward school” status based on the levels of student achievement. There were only 12 elementary schools in the state named as a “reward school.”

Burley-Glenwood Principal Darek Grant said his school was selected in July to to receive the state’s 2013 Title I, Part A Award.

To be eligible to receive the award, the school must meet the following criteria:

• Designated as a reward school for the 2013-14 school year.

• Designated Title I for the past three years (2011, 2012, 2013).

• Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP in school year 2011) and not in a step of improvement

• On/Above Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) status in both reading and math for the all students subgroup in 2012.

“This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication and professionalism of our staff, and the support and guidance of our families,” Principal Darek Grant said.

“Burley-Glenwood’s status as a Reward School is well deserved.”

According to Grant, in the past years Burley-Glenwood has implemented several improvements that have impacted out students’ success.

He noted that his staff worked together as “professional learning communities” utilizing assessment data to drive instruction and became more intentional with student interventions and enrichment.

“The Burley-Glenwood staff continually receives extra training and staff development to improve instruction and ensure all students are achieving at the highest level,” Grant added.

In 2012-13, East Port Orchard, Orchard Heights and Sidney Glen elementary schools were recognized as high-progress schools by OSPI.

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