The STEM Foundation will expand this program
Student test scores would rank Delta High School in 25th place among Washington State high schools if Delta was recognized as a high school apart from its feeder schools. STEM Executive Director, Karen Baker stated this accomplishment was made with a cross section of students from three school districts selected by lottery. Entering ninth grade students have math and language skills ranging from 4th to 12th grade and 47% qualify for free and reduced cost lunch.
Operating counter to the trend of the past twenty years which has schools reducing or eliminating elective and exploratory classes in favor of doubles academic classes, Delta embraces hands-on student activities with teachers integrating academics and projects.
One measure of Delta’s success is illustrated by 2011 HSPE scores. Student growth at Delta was well above national and state norms in every category as well as surpassing student growth in area high schools. Continue reading