TMMS & McLES receive School of Distinction

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TMMS & McLES receive School of Distinction
Marshall students studying in classThurgood Marshall Middle School and McLane Elementary School have each been recognized as a 2018 School of Distinction. The award is presented annually to the top 5 percent of schools statewide that have made sustained improvement over the past five years in English language arts and math.

The schools will be formally recognized at the December 10 Olympia School Board meeting, as well as at a regional Educational Service District awards ceremony. Each school will receive a banner and certificate to display at their buildings.

The December 10 school board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia.

McLane studentThis is the first year that McLane Elementary has been named a School of Distinction and the second year in a row for Thurgood Marshall Middle School. They are among 91 schools statewide, representing elementary, middle/junior high and high school, that received a 2018 School of Distinction honor. The award is sponsored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts, The Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State School Directors’ Association and the Washington State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

This is the twelfth year that CEE and their partners have recognized schools with a School of Distinction award.