Des Moines’ North Hill Elementary named 2015 ‘School of Distinction’

Des Moines’ North Hill Elementary School has been recognized with the 2015 ‘School of Distinction Award’ after five consecutive years of outstanding improvement in student achievement, Highline Public Schools announced Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The award is given to the top 5% of schools in Washington State that have made sustained improvement in reading and math.

“This award is a true testament to the hard work and focus on excellence by the students, staff, and families of North Hill,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “This achievement shows what happens when we hold high expectations for our students.”

North Hill is one of only 51 elementary schools that met the Schools of Distinction performance criteria for the 2014-15 school year.

North Hill Principal Nancy Melius and staff from the school will be recognized on Jan. 21 at an awards ceremony at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton.

The Schools of Distinction were announced by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State School Directors’ Association, and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Additional information on methodology of selection for Schools of Distinction is available on the CEE website.

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