Dallesport Elementary School is being honored with a School of Distinction Award from the Center for Educational Effectiveness for sustained improvement in English language arts, math, and graduation rates over the last five years. Dallesport Elementary, a school with 70% of its students living in poverty, experienced a 580% improvement, from the 5th percentile to 34th in ELA/math scores. 98 schools in Washington State have been honored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness and their partner organizations for continuous and substantive improvement. School of Distinction honorees are selected using OSPI reported data from the data downloads section of the state report card. A school must have data in at least three of five years to be considered–one of which must be 2017. “Improvement” is defined as the slope of linear trend over the five years.