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Greenwood Elementary one of 6 Seattle schools recognized for academic improvements

December 5th, 2012 · Comments

Greenwood Elementary School is one of six Seattle Public Schools named 2012 Schools of Distinction for academic improvements in math and reading. The six schools are in the top 5 percent of the highest-improving schools in the state.

Besides Greenwood, the other five schools are Hamilton International Middle School, Jane Addams K-8, McClure Middle School, Mercer Middle School and Wing Luke Elementary School.

The schools will receive their awards at a ceremony on Jan. 24.

“We are honored to have our six schools recognized with this prestigious award,” Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda said in a press release. “It reflects the ongoing achievement of our students in math and reading, thanks to our strong teachers and instructional leaders.”

Schools of Distinction are chosen by the Center for Educational Effectiveness, the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa-Washington Chapter, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State ASCD and Washington State School Directors’ Association.

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Comments

  1. Phinneyman says:

    Greenwood Stars always aim high. At home, at school and at play! Congrats students and parents!

  2. Phinneyman says:

    And of course, congrats teachers and staff! Thanks also to Dr. Trotter.

  3. Proud Greenwood Parent says:

    Not surprised one bit…Dr. Trotter, his staff, and most of all the students have been putting forth some serious effort these past few years, and it shows. Greenwood Elementary is an amazing community of staff, students, parents and families that pull together, have tons of fun, and support one another like not other community I have ever been associated with! So proud to be a part of this school!

  4. GW Dad says:

    Way to go Greenwood Students, teachers and staff. We are so proud of you and our school. Keep up the great work!

  5. Thank you Dr. Trotter and all the Staff that make Greenwood Elementary great..

    WE’RE THE GREENWOOD STARS
    AND WE ALWAYS AIM HIGH
    IN OUR HOMES AND AT SCHOOL AND AT PLAY!

    WE ARE HELPFUL, TOO.
    TO OUR FRIENDS WE’RE TRUE.
    WE PROVE IT TO THEM EVERY DAY!

    IF YOU WANT TO KNOW,
    WE’LL BE HAPPY TO SHOW
    THAT WE MEAN EVERY WORD WE SAY;

    WE STAND THE TEST,
    WE ARE THE BEST!
    SO IT’S GREENWOOD,
    HIP HIP HOORAY!

    We are proud of our hard working kids.

  6. Sally Gould says:

    As a proud grandmother of one of your students, I would like to say thank you to the excellent teachers and staff. My granddaughter loves school and I believe it’s because of the Greenwood experience!

  7. Judith Wood says:

    So glad the fabulous teachers and community of Greenwood School are finally getting some well-deserved recognition! We are lucky to have this school in our neighborhood.