5 local schools named as School of Distinction

The Center for Educational Effectiveness recently released their list of the 2016 School of Distinction recipients across Washington, and 5 local schools made the list.

94 schools across the state were recognized for Sustained improvement over a five‐year period in English language arts (ELA), math, and graduation rate”.

Included in the awards, are Central Park Elementary, East Grays Harbor High, Montesano Jr‐Sr High, Raymond Jr‐Sr High, and Willapa Valley Middle‐High.

Central Park, Montesano, Raymond, and Willapa are all repeat winners.

This is the 3rd straight year for Raymond, Central Park and Montesano also won in 2009, and Willapa in 2014.

Greg Lobdell, CEE CEO and Director of Research said, “Even though the diversity and context of the communities served by each of these schools across our state are vastly different, the hard work represented by this award is the same and the students are the real winners.”

Elementary and middle schools are recognized for sustained improvement in ELA and math achievement. High schools are recognized for sustained improvement in graduation rate over the past five years.

CEE announced that the schools represent 51 elementary, 20 middle/junior high, 23 high schools, and 6 alternative schools. The awards recognize schools in the top 5% of improvement for their levels.




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