The Auburn school made a substantial jump, moving up from 98th place in 2017 to crack the top 10 on this year’s list of the best elementary schools in the region.
For the second year in a row, Stanley Elementary in Tacoma was ranked No. 1.
The Puget Sound Business Journal’s rankings are based on academics, racial and economic diversity, class size and years of teacher experience.
Seven other Auburn schools made the list – Hazelwood (22), Terminal Park (25), Lakeland Hills (30), Chinook (47), Ilalko (59), Pioneer (79) and Evergreen Heights (95).
Gildo Rey Elementary recently earned a National ESEA Distinguished School Award, recognizing the school’s exceptional academic achievement during the 2015, 2016 and 2017 school years.
Gildo Rey is one of only two schools in Washington named as a National ESEA Distinguished School this year. The award comes with $25,000 for Gildo Rey to support its continued effort to serve high quality educational programs to students.