Fawn Mountain Elementary School.

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.

Two Ketchikan schools and four Prince of Wales Island schools are included in a group of 41 Alaska schools recognized by the state for growth in student achievement.

The state Department of Education and Early Development recognizes 2014-15 Reward Schools in two categories: highest performing and high-progress. The Ketchikan and POW schools are in the high-progress group.

They are Ketchikan’s Fawn Mountain Elementary and Houghtaling Elementary; and Southeast Island School District’s Pre-K through 12 schools in Coffman Cove, Naukati , Port Protection, and Whale Pass.

The schools are recognized for their student’s increased achievement in reading, writing and math standardized test scores. For schools with a 12th grade, the graduation rate must average at least 85 percent over the two most recent years.

Other Southeast schools in Wrangell, Skagway and Haines also were recognized as Reward Schools.