2018 School of Distinction Awards
Congratulations to Our 2018 Schools of Distinction
Posted on 10/17/2018
2018 Schools of Distinction

Central Kitsap Schools are on a winning streak!

Hard work and progress has earned statewide recognition for three Central Kitsap Schools. Silver Ridge Elementary, Woodlands Elementary and Fairview Middle School were named Schools of Distinction by the Center for Educational Effectiveness for multiple years in a row. 

“I’m so proud of the dedication of our staff and students,” said Superintendent David McVicker. “This recognition shows our efforts to improve student engagement are steps in the right direction."

The statewide award recognizes five years of sustained growth in both English language arts and mathematics. 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.

Fairview Middle

For a second year in a row, Fairview Middle School has received a School of Distinction Award. “The staff at Fairview work to show students #youmatter in every class, every day,” says Principal Adrienne Nestor. “That attention to each student shows in this recognition.  I couldn’t be more proud.”

Silver Ridge Elementary

This is the third year in a row Silver Ridge Elementary has been named a School of Distinction. Principal Lisa Hawkins wants to thank staff for their hard work and commitment to the families and students of Silver Ridge Elementary. "Students at Silver Ridge work hard every day," she says. "I am proud for the excitement of learning and the perseverance of all of our students."

Woodlands Elementary

Also for a third year in a row, Woodlands Elementary has won a School of Distinction award. "I am very proud of the system of support we have created for our students at Woodlands," says Principal Amy Archuleta. "I would like to thank the staff for their commitment to all students and also our families for their support. We are beyond excited to receive this prestigious award!"