Blaine High School recognized with 2011 Washington Achievement Award

Published on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Due to high achievement numbers over the past two years, Blaine High School has received a 2011 award recognizing excellence in Washington state schools.

The state office of the superintendent of public instruction has awarded Blaine High School the 2011 Washington Achievement Award for being among the top five percent of Washington public high schools in student performance.

Blaine High School was also recognized for its students’ language arts performance and extended graduation rate, which measures how many students receive diplomas after spending more than four years in high school.

Blaine High School principal Scott Ellis said the high school has not received this achievement award in at least three years. He said this award speaks to the stellar high school faculty and staff and the tremendous community support students receive on their way through the Blaine school system.

“We’re fortunate enough to live in a town that loves our school,” Ellis said.

Blaine High School was among 22 high schools in the state and one of two high schools in Whatcom County to be recognized. Nooksack Valley High School also received the award for 2011.

For more information about the awards, Click here.