Silver Ridge Named 2017 School of Distinction
We've been named a 2017 School of Distinction!
Posted on 12/15/2017
2017 School of Distinction Awards for Silver Ridge, Woodlands, and Fairview.

For the second year in a row, we’ve been named a School of Distinction!

“I am very excited about our accomplishment,” said Principal Lisa Hawkins.

Schools must make sustained progress in English language arts and math for at least five years to earn the award.

“The staff at Silver Ridge truly cares deeply for kids and has a passion for learning,” Hawkins said. “This mindset has allowed all staff to come together as a team in order to focus on student achievement.  Just last year we changed our vision to, ‘Coming together to inspire and encourage excellence,’ and that is what truly happens every day at Silver Ridge. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a supportive community.”

The Center for Educational Effectiveness, in partnership with state school directors, principals and superintendent organizations, presents the award annually to Washington schools that show the most improvement.

Silver Ridge, Woodlands Elementary, and Fairview Middle School received the honors this year. “I am so proud of our two elementary schools,” said Executive Director of Elementary Education Jill Carlson. “They have worked hard at being systematic in their professional learning communities around lesson planning, assessment, targeted interventions and monitoring student progress.”

Superintendent David McVicker announced the award and congratulated school staff on Monday. “We’re just thrilled with our schools’ progress and what they’ve accomplished.”