A West Valley elementary is a "School of Distinction"

<p>4th graders at Wide Hollow Elementary in West Valley</p>

4th graders at Wide Hollow Elementary in West Valley

An elementary school in West Valley is recognized as a "school of distinction" for the second year in a row.

Wide Hollow Elementary is honored for improving math and reading skills.
The award means the school is in the top five percent of schools improving in the state of Washington. One teacher says Wide Hollow teachers go above and beyond in working with kids to improve test scores.

"This is not really a 9 to 3 job for teachers or even for students, we go home and spend a lot of time outside the classroom and so it shows all the hard work that we've put into teaching our kids, and how much they're learning," says teacher Jenna Stratton.

Wide Hollow is among 94 schools in Washington state, that earned the "Great Schools" recognition.  The award comes from researchers at the University of Washington.