ESEA Distinguished School

Jefferson Elementary Recognized as a National ESEA Distinguished School
Posted on 11/08/2021

Jefferson Elementary is being recognized by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) as a National ESEA Distinguished School. We are proud of the hard work of our students, staff, and administrators. Jefferson Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2021.

School Name: Jefferson Elementary

District Name: Pullman School District

Award Amount: $30,000

A project of NAESPA, the National ESEA Distinguished Schools publicly recognizes qualifying federally funded schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, showcasing the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:

Category 1: Exceptional student performance (and academic growth) for two or more consecutive years

Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups for two or more consecutive years

Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students

NAESPA implements the National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their ESEA federal funds to improve the education for all students and close education achievement and opportunity gaps. Jefferson Elementary is being recognized as a Category 3 school nationally for their hard work and dedication to school improvement.

More information about all National ESEA Distinguished Schools is available on the ESEA Network website: www.ESEAnetwork.org/ds