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    Schools of Distinction 2018
    Posted on 10/10/2018
    Front entrance of Rainier Beach High School

    Congratulations to the Ten Seattle 2018 School of Distinction Recipients

    The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) recognizes 10 Seattle schools as 2018 School of Distinction award winners.

    The distinguished schools place a heavy emphasis on impactful teaching and learning, data-informed instruction, and racial equity. Some schools have won the award multiple times.

    CEE’s School of Distinction award honors the highest improving schools in Washington state. This award measures the improvement for all students over a sustained period, (five years), in English language arts and mathematics.

    Seattle Public Schools recognizes that standardized tests are just one measure of student success. Educators in Seattle Public Schools use many data points including daily lessons, teacher-developed assessments and class conversations to monitor and support students' learning and growth.

    Superintendent Denise Juneau credits the school leadership and school community for this accomplishment. “Our district is high performing, and we are making gains in academic achievement. There is quality instruction seen in every classroom across the city. Great principals and teachers, students, and families have collectively made an impact.”

    Seattle Public Schools winners will be among those recognized at an awards ceremony at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in the late fall.

    The 2018 Seattle Schools of Distinction

    Jane Addams Middle School

    Jane Addams Middle School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Alki Elementary

    Alki Elementary School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Cleveland STEM High School

    Cleveland STEM High School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement and Graduation Rate.

    B.F. Day Elementary

    B F Day Elementary School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Hawthorne Elementary

    Hawthorne Elementary School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Leschi Elementary

    Leschi Elementary School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Madrona Elementary School

    Madrona Elementary School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Rainier Beach High School

    Rainier Beach High School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement and graduation rates.

    TOPS K-8 School

    TOPS K-8 School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.

    Hazel Wolf K-8 School

    Hazel Wolf K-8 School is one of the highest improving schools in the state for increased ELA/math achievement.