Suquamish Elementary Best Schools in Washington

Suquamish Elementary Ranks in Top 30% Best Elementary Schools In Washington!
Posted on 11/03/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Suquamish Elementary Ranks in Top 30% Best Elementary Schools In Washington!Congratulations to Suquamish Elementary for being recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Elementary School in Washington for 2021! Suquamish Elementary is ranked in the top 30% of elementary schools in Washington, highlighting their gains in both reading and math proficiency. The collaborative work of the staff at Suquamish to meet students where they are and provide individualized support is making a difference for every student.

“Suquamish Elementary has led the way in NKSD for implementation of a consistent, data-informed approach to literacy instruction, and they have also led the way in our implementation of AVID,” Superintendent Evans shared. “The dedication and focus of staff have led to measurable gains in student achievement, and it is wonderful to see that recognized at the national level. Congratulations to our Suquamish Elementary staff and students!”

Gwen Lyon, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning shared, “This community school, rich in diversity and the cultural heritage of Suquamish and other tribes, is supported by the community, families and a staff committed to the success of all students. As a former principal of Suquamish Elementary, I can attest that this recognition is well-deserved! Please join me in celebrating Suquamish Elementary!”

Learn more about Suquamish Elementary’s ranking at

How U.S. News calculates rankings

The rankings use the same methodology for all included grade levels. For each state, schools were assessed on their shares of students who were proficient or above proficient in their mathematics and reading/language arts state assessments. Half the formula was the results themselves; the other half was the results in the context of socioeconomic demographics. In other words, the top-ranked schools are all high achieving and have succeeded at educating all their students. Learn more at