Prospect Point Elementary named School of Distinction

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WALLA WALLA — Prospect Point Elementary School is among 97 state schools to be named 2012 Schools of Distinction.

The annual award is 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. This is the sixth year that the award has recognized outstanding and diverse schools in the state.

Prospect Point and Parkway Elementary in Clarkston, both belonging to Educational Service District 123, will be recognized during an awards reception Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Walla Walla Public Schools board room, 364 S. Park St.

Schools of Distinction recognizes top performing schools in the state by following reading and math assessments over time. Schools that are performing at least at the state average in reading and math, and show improvements in those results over five years, qualify for the recognition. The top 5 percent of schools receive Schools of Distinction awards.

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