HERMISTON -- Standardized test scores from the 2013-14 school year show students made gains in math, science and reading.
Desert View, Highland Hills and West Park elementary schools made gains in reading and math, a news release said. Sandstone and Armand Larive middle schools also improved their math and reading scores.
Hermiston High School has seen growth of 10 percent in math and reading over the past two years and outperformed the state average.
District officials said the academic gains are because of more aggressive professional development with teachers and staff instituted in 2010.
"We are now seeing this consistent, deep focus paying off with continued student performance from year to year," said Assistant Superintendent Bryn Browning in the release.