Lackamas Elementary School in Yelm’s Bald Hills is one of five Thurston County schools and 97 in the state achieving recognition in the Schools of Distinction program.
From Yelm Community Schools:
In 2012, Lackamas Elementary School was “Recognized as a two-time Washington State School of Distinction.”
From the Center for Educational Effectiveness:
“The 2012 School of Distinction award winners include 54 elementary schools, 24 middle / junior high schools, and 19 high schools.”
These schools represent the top 5 percent of improvement of all schools in Washington state, said Greg Lobdell, president of the Center for Educational Effectiveness, coordinating these awards with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Phi Delta Kappa-Washington Chapter (PDK-WA), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State ASCD and Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA).”
These schools are from all regions of the state, all sizes of towns, and with 2 percent to 95 percent poverty and enrollment of English Language Learners as high as 48 percent, these schools demonstrate that significant improvement is occurring all across our diverse public schools.
Congratulations to Lackamas Principal Kurt Fourre and his fine staff!