National Title I Association has announced that Drum Intermediate School in University Place has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the state education agency in Washington. Drum Intermediate School is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017.
A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I 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 for two consecutive years
- Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups
- Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students