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Title I Distinguished Schools Award Program — National and State

Six Title I, Part A schools are recipients of the 2017-2018 Title I, Part A Distinguished Schools Award. Two schools were selected for national recognition and three schools were selected for state recognition.

Due to the reauthorization of Title I, Part A under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there are limited funds available for Title I Distinguished Schools Awards for the 2017–18 school year. OSPI requested and received a waiver to use existing funds to provide awards for the 2017–18 school year, which required that awards be provided before the end of 2017. The program is expected to continue as scheduled in 2018–19.

2017-18 Title I, Part A Distinguished Schools Recipients

National Distinguished Schools

Evergreen Elementary
Bethel School District
Jamie Burnett, Principal
Significant Progress in Closing Achievement Gap-ELA/Mathematics

Drum Intermediate
University Place School District
Maile Carr, Principal
Exceptional Student Progress-ELA/Mathematics

State Distinguished Schools

Leonard Jennings Elementary
Colfax School District
Travis Howell, Principal
Exceptional Student Progress-ELA/Mathematics

Garfield Elementary
Garfield School District
Zane Wells, Principal
Exceptional Student Progress-ELA/Mathematics

South Ridge Elementary
Ridgefield School District
Todd Graves, Principal
Exceptional Student Progress-ELA/Mathematics

Briarcrest Elementary
Shoreline Public Schools
Jonathan Nessan, Principal
Significant Progress in Closing Achievement Gap-ELA/Mathematics

Distinguished Schools Program Criteria

The Washington State Title I, Part A National Distinguished School Award is a competitive award which honors exemplary Title 1, Part A schools which have successfully met one of the following categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.
  • Category 2: Significant progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups.
  • Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students.

Eligibility for award is based on a three-year average score on the Smarter Balanced Assessment data in both ELA and Mathematics for the school years ending in 2015, 2016, and 2017, as well as based upon student growth percentiles (SGP) and state average scores.

Evergreen Elementary in the Bethel School District will receive this award to support expenses to/from the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 8–11, 2018.

Previous Winners

View Award Winners 2003 to 2017


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