Paterson School is one of 90 schools from across the state named a 2015 School of Distinction by several education advocacy organizations.
The K-8 school, which has about 125 students, was recognized for being among the top 5 percent of schools showing sustained improvement in math and language arts scores over the past five years, a release said.
It’s the first time Paterson has won the award since 2008. The award is determined by the Center for Educational Effectiveness in collaboration with the Association of Educational Service Districts, Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Admininstrators and the Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Bruce Hawkins, superintendent of Educational Service District 123 based in Pasco, will present the award during a ceremony at the school at a later date.