Ridgecrest Elementary named School of Distinction for second year

Friday, October 31, 2014

Corrected: school address in photo caption 1-1-14 9:33pm
16516 10th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Ridgecrest Elementary in Shoreline has received the School of Distinction Award for a second consecutive year in recognition of outstanding improvement in student achievement over the past five years in reading and math.

“We are thrilled to receive this honor again,” said Dr. Sue McPeak, Ridgecrest principal. “It validates the collaborative teamwork of our staff, parents and students over the past five years.”

For example, 89 percent of Ridgecrest fourth graders met standard in reading in 2013-14, as compared to 74 percent in 2009-10, and 77 percent of third graders met standard in math, compared to 60 percent five years ago.

The 2013 School of Distinction award winners include 99 schools statewide. The awards are presented by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), and Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA).

Describing the schools that are designated as School of Distinction award winners, Greg Lobdell, President of CEE noted, “These schools demonstrate that significant improvement is occurring all across our diverse public schools.”

In the Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD) region, which serves King and Pierce counties and Bainbridge Island, 50 schools in 18 school districts are award winners. The agency plans to hold an award ceremony Nov. 5 for the winning schools.


Anonymous,  November 1, 2014 at 6:32 PM  

Good for them. It must be a much improved environment than when my children attended - asking for math assistance was ignored consistently by the teachers. My sons were good readers, so teachers said their difficulty with math was because they were lazy.

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