This will close in 10 seconds skip ×

Districts of Distinction

Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in K12

Districts of Distinction is a national annual recognition program created by District Administration magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work. We’re looking to recognize established initiatives that are yielding quantifiable benefits, and that could be replicated by other districts.

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction.

The period for submitting an application for 2019 ended on March 15, 2019.

Thanks to everyone who applied—honorees will be announced in the July 2019 issue of District Administration magazine.

How does DA promote honorees?

Districts of Distinction honorees will:

  • Be identified in District Administration magazine and on the magazine’s website
  • Be included in a nationally distributed press release and in The District, a newsletter distributed to superintendent-members of the District Administration Leadership Institute
  • Receive a District of Distinction plaque along with a letter of commendation from the Publisher of District Administration
  • Receive a press release template to promote their recognition to local media

Current year award honorees

2018 award honorees

2017 award honorees

2016 award honorees