Three Whatcom County schools – Wade King Elementary, Blaine Middle and Nooksack Valley High schools – are School of Distinction Award winners this year.
The award recognizes schools that have made large improvements in student achievement. Across the state, 99 schools received the honor this year, the fifth time the awards have been given out.
Awardees are chosen based on looking at data from the state standardized tests over the last five years. The schools with the largest gains in all subjects are honored.
The awards are given by the Center for Educational Effectiveness, the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa-Washington Chapter, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State ASCD and Washington State School Directors’ Association.