Oct. 3, 2019

Three schools share improvement efforts, outcomes


Staff members from King Elementary, Discovery Middle School and Hudson’s Bay High School presented their improvement efforts and outcomes to the school board at the Sept. 24 work session. Read the highlights of the improvement efforts.

Vancouver’s on-time graduation rate improvement is outpacing the state. Over the past four years, VPS’ rate improvement was:

  • Nearly three times the rate of improvement for all students in the state
  • Three times the rate of improvement for low-income students in the state
  • One-and-a-half times the rate of improvement for English learners in the state
  • Three times the rate of improvement of students with disabilities in the state
  • Nearly eight times the rate of improvement of students with 504 plans in the state

“Our 2018 extended grad rate is forecast to hit 89 percent,” said Superintendent Steve Webb, who noted that the 2018 graduation rates for almost all student groups are comparable to or exceed equivalent state graduation rates. “Of course, we still have work to do. But we should all be proud of our systems approach to getting more students across the finish line. I’m so grateful to the entire VPS team for making this happen.”

Changes for Sacajawea, Franklin
and Fir Grove/Vista on the way


Several improvements will be made to Sacajawea Elementary School (pictured above) beginning in late 2019 or early 2020.

Upgrades also will be coming soon to
Franklin Elementary School. More parking, improved drop off and pickup location and additional classrooms are in the construction plan.

The new Fir Grove/Vista is slated to open in late 2020.
Among the biggest changes is a new location. 

Read more about construction projects funded by the bond measure passed by voters in February 2017.

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You can access district information on your phone or other mobile device through the VPS mobile app. Features of the app include news, bus routes, calendars, lunch menus, Skyward, directory of staff, social media, weather-related school closures and more.

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Dates to know


Oct. 7 – 40 min. early release

Oct. 11 – In-service day, no student attendance

Oct. 14 – 40 min. early release

Oct. 16 – Parent conferences, 2-hour early release, all schools

Oct. 17 – Parent conferences, 2-hour early release, middle and high schools only

Oct. 17 – Parent conferences, no school, elementary only

Oct. 18 – Parent conference, no school, all schools



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