School of Distinction Awards announced for 2016

ESD 112 region schools make the list of most improved

Six schools in the ESD 112 region have been named School of Distinction for sustained improvement in English language arts and math over a five-year period. The schools are among the 5% highest improving schools in the state of Washington.

Across the state, 94 schools received the award, which is given by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD).

The following ESD 112 region schools have received 2016 Schools of Distinction awards:

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Vancouver Public Schools
  • Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary, Evergreen Public Schools
  • Canyon Creek Middle School, Washougal School District
  • Castle Rock Elementary, Castle Rock School District
  • R.A. Long High School, Longview Public Schools
  • Rose Valley Elementary, Kelso School District

Several schools in the ESD 112 region are repeat winners:

  • Canyon Creek Middle School: 2007 and 2016
  • Castle Rock Elementary: 2015 and 2016
  • R.A. Long High School: 2015 and 2016

This represents the 10th annual School of Distinction award recognition in Washington State.

Recipients will be recognized by ESD 112 throughout the month of October. “I’m so pleased to be able to recognize these schools for their hard work to increase student achievement,” said ESD 112 Superintendent Tim Merlino. “Congratulations to students and staff who represent the many outstanding schools in our region.”