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Hard work by students, staff and families is paying off for North Hill. The school is being recognized for the second year in a row with the 2016 State School of Distinction Award after another year of outstanding improvement in student achievement.

The award is given to the top 5% of schools in Washington State that have made sustained improvement in reading and math.

“This award demonstrates what happens when we hold our students to high expectations,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “Staff, students and families at both Shorewood and North Hill have worked diligently to increase the academic rigor for all students. I am very proud of their hard work." 

This is the second year in a row North Hill has earned the honor. 

The Schools of Distinction were announced by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State School Directors’ Association, and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Additional information on methodology of selection for Schools of Distinction is available on the CEE website.