ESEA Distinguished Schools Award Winners Announced

OLYMPIA — December 21, 2020 — Across the state, schools have worked hard to improve student learning and close achievement gaps. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is proud to honor that work by announcing the winners of the 2020–21 ESEA Distinguished Schools Award.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished Schools award recognizes schools that show exceptional student performance or demonstrates educational equity.

Award winners showed exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years, showed significant progress towards closing the “achievement gap” — the disparity between student groups — or showed excellence in service to special populations of students.

This progress is measured using Smarter Balanced Assessment scores and student growth percentiles, which measure students’ growth against their peers.

National ESEA Distinguished Schools will receive recognition at the National ESEA Conference, and $20,000 for use toward professional development, team building, research, and strategy development.

State ESEA Distinguished Schools will receive $10,000 each for the same purpose.

ESEA Distinguished Schools Award Winners

National Distinguished Schools

Evergreen School
Evergreen School District (Stevens), Giffords, WA
Bill Glidewell, Superintendent & Principal
Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years

Twin City Elementary
Stanwood-Camano Island School District, Stanwood, WA
Jennifer Allen, Principal
Excellence in serving special populations of students

State Distinguished Schools

Hilton Elementary
Zillah School District, Zillah, WA
Ryne Phillips, Principal
Closing the achievement gap between student groups

Selkirk Elementary
Selkirk School District, Metaline Falls, WA
Nancy Lotze, Superintendent & Principal
Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store