Awards & Achievements

  • Students singing at a concert                                US News Best High Schools 2016

    What sets us apart

    Oak Harbor Schools have established a tradition of excellence in and out of the classroom. In addition to traditional academics, our schools also emphasize career-technical education, the arts, and athletics to support well-rounded student development and engagement. Many of these programs achieve state, regional and national recognition each year. Here are recent highlights.

    Academic Awards 
    2016 Bronze Award, U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools – Oak Harbor High School
    Graduation rate among the best in the state (86% on-time and 92% extended), third-highest homeless graduation rate in state, 2015
    National Green Ribbon School (only 58 in the nation) – Hillcrest Elementary, 2015
    Washington Achievement Award; School of Distinction (top 5% in state) – Oak Harbor Middle School, 2015
    School of Distinction (top 5% in state) – Crescent Harbor Elementary 2013, 2014, 2015
    Washington Achievement Award (top 10% in state) – Hillcrest Elementary, 2013
    Washington Achievement Award (top 10% in state) – Broad View Elementary, 2013
    National Spelling Bee qualifiers – Broad View Elementary, 2013, 2014
    Advanced Placement (AP) Test passing rates above state and global average, 2015

    Arts
    Metalsmithing, First Place, Washington State High School Metalsmithing Art Show, 2016
    Visual Arts, Governor’s Choice Award, Washington State High School Art Show, 2016
    Band & Choir, Superior (highest) Score in Regional Competitions – Oak Harbor High, North Whidbey & Oak Harbor Middle Schools, 2016
    Grammy Award for Music Educators, National Semi-Finalist, 2016

    Career and Technical Education Programs
    DECA (business club), National Champion Virtual Business Sports, 2016; multiple teams in top ten in the nation, 2015, 2016; 2016 Gold Certification
    NJROTC, Conference Champions, 2016; Orienteering Team, Second Place National Invitational, 2016; Rifle Team, Conference Champions, 2016; Rifle Club Team, National Champions, 2015; Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors (highest NJROTC award), 2005-2016
    Culinary Arts Program Named in top 50 in the nation, Sullivan University, 2015-16, placed sixth in the nation at the ProStart Competition, 2015; Washington State Baking Champion, 2016
    Robotics, Chairman’s Award, 2016; top 50 in the world, 2013; FIRST Dean’s Award (10 in the world), 2015
    Video Production, multi-award winners, Northwest High School Film Festival, 2015
    eCyberMission, Washington State 1st and 2nd Place Champions – Oak Harbor Middle School, 2015

    Competitive Athletics
    • Girls Volleyball WIAA Scholastic Outstanding Team Award – Oak Harbor High – 2016
    • Girls Swim WIAA Scholastic Outstanding Team Award – Oak Harbor High – 2016
    • Gary Knutzen Spirit of Wrestling Sportsmanship Award – Oak Harbor High – 2016
    • Girls Tennis WIAA Scholastic Outstanding Team Award – Oak Harbor High – 2016
    • North Baseball WESCO League Champions – Oak Harbor High School – 2015
    • North Football WESCO League Co-Champions – Oak Harbor High School – 2014
    • North Volleyball WESCO League Co-Champions – Oak Harbor High School – 2013
    • Wrestling, Cross-Country, Golf and Swim State Qualifiers – Oak Harbor High – Annually
    • North Wrestling WESCO League Champions - Oak Harbor High School - 2014
    • North Boys Track & Field WESCO League Champions - Oak Harbor High School – 2013; Boys & Girls placing and winning at state annually