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Originally published Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 6:26 PM

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State bestows awards on 66 area schools

Sixty-six schools in King and Snohomish counties have received state awards for achievement this year.

Seattle Times education reporter

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See a full list of recognized schools statewide: www.k12.wa.us/Communications/pressreleases.aspx

Sixty-six schools in King and Snohomish counties have received state awards for achievement this year.

The state Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction recently announced the winners, which total 174 schools statewide.

The schools were chosen based on their overall test scores, improvement in test scores, and the scores of students from low-income families.

A school's record compared with schools having similar student demographics also was taken into account.

Schools in King and Snohomish counties recognized for overall excellence are:

Newport High, Bellevue High, Sherwood Forest Elementary, Enatai Elementary, Clyde Hill Elementary, and Tillicum and Tyee middle schools in the Bellevue School District; Maplewood Parent Cooperative and Challenge Elementary in the Edmonds School District; Gateway Middle and Silver Firs and Mill Creek elementaries in the Everett School District; Federal Way Public Academy and Illahee Middle in Federal Way; Martin Sortun Elementary in Kent; and Inglewood Junior High, Eastlake High and Juanita, McAuliffe, Redmond, Audubon, Mann, Mead, Smith and Wilder elementaries in the Lake Washington School District.

Others are Lakeridge Elementary, Island Park Elementary and Mercer Island High in Mercer Island; Wellington, Sunrise and East Ridge elementaries in the Northshore School District; and Mercer Middle, Beacon Hill International and McGilvra, Hay, Laurelhurst and Bryant elementaries in Seattle.

Others are Hazen High in Renton; Kellogg Middle in Shoreline; Aviation High in the Highline School District; and Fall City Elementary, Cascade View Elementary and Chief Kanim Middle in the Snoqualmie Valley School District.

Additional schools were recognized for achievement in language arts; math; science; and graduation rate.

One area school — East Ridge Elementary in the Northshore district — was recognized for language arts, math and science as well as overall excellence.

Linda Shaw: 206-464-2359 or lshaw@seattletimes.com

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