Union Gap School honored with 'Schools of Distinction' award

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Union Gap School

UNION GAP, Wash. -- Union Gap School earned the "Schools of Distinction Award" this year. It honors the top five-percent of schools in the state based on reading and math improvement in the last five years.

Administrators say everyone at Union Gap School should be proud.

"This is maybe a middle school award as it relates to grades six through eight, but because of the length of time this is really something we are celebrating as a school," said Union Gap High School Principal Lisa Gredvig.

The improvement is calculated from test scores collected in the state's Measurement of Student Progress.

Union Gap School is one of 97 schools in the state honored with the award.