Jenkins Creek Elementary named School of Distinction

Jenkins Creek Elementary School has been recognized with the 2012 School of Distinction Award for outstanding improvement in student achievement over the last five years.

The award is bestowed to the top 5 percent of schools in Washington state who have made sustained improvement in reading and math.

The award is granted by The Center for Educational Effectiveness in partnership with 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.

“The success and hard work of these highest improving schools in our district needs to be celebrated,” said Dr. Edward Lee Vargas, superintendent of Kent schools. “This is a testament to the staff, students, leaders and communities serving these students.”

The 2012 Schools of Distinction awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton.


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