Ocean Shores Elementary Named School of Distinction for 2nd Consecutive Year

Ocean Shores Elementary School is “Rising above the Tide!” 

Named a School of Distinction for the Second Consecutive Year

North Beach School District is proud to announce Ocean Shores Elementary School has been named a School of Distinction (SOD) for the second year in a row (2017 and 2018). The award is given for sustained improvement in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math over a five-year period. In 2014, OSES ranked in the 14th percentile, meaning 86% of the elementary schools in the state were performing better.

2018 School of Distinction Certificate Since that time, OSES has produced a trendline, growing at 5.7% percentile points annually to now be near the 50th percentile. This aggressive improvement data, places OSES in the top 5% of elementary schools in Washington for growth and improvement.

Ocean Shores Elementary School is one of 91 schools being honored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) and their partner organizations; WSSDA, WASA, AWSP, AESD and ASCD, all of whom place a premium value on sustained school improvement.

Principal Rhonda Ham acknowledges her “amazing staff who are committed to each student.” According to Ham, “We want each of our students to succeed and are focused on doing whatever is necessary to ensure their success.”

NBSD Superintendent Andrew Kelly forecast earlier this year with the North Beach Board of Directors that the district expects a total turnaround and wants to be the highest performing district in Grays Harbor County by 2020. “The district is filled with first class educators who believe in the potential of our children,” Kelly commented. “We’re working aggressively, across the district to ensure that each of our kids are performing at grade level. When we discover that a student is not where they need to be, our principals are building strategic intervention plans and partnering with teachers and classified staff to close the gaps and help our scholars to grow.”

If you would like further information about this story please contact Andrew Kelly, Superintendent, North Beach School District, akelly@northbeachschools.org or 360-870-3321