Talbot Hill's Awards - Green School, 2013 & 2014 Washington Achievement Awards, 2017 School of Distinction, Innovative School

Academic Awards

  • Center for Educational Effectiveness Award for being in the top 5% for progress in reading and math sustained over 5 years. 

    • Received in November 2014 for 2014. We were one of 54 elementary schools in the state that received this award.
    • Received in January 2016 for 2015


    Washington Achievement Award for High Progress

    • Received in April 2016 for 2015
    • Received in April 2015 for 2014
    • Received in April 2014 for 2013


    Outstanding Achievement Award for Improvement in Math and Science in 2011-2012.

Green School News

  • Energy Star - Talbot Hill Energy Star

    Talbot Hill has been awarded an ENERGY STAR label from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our building uses 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings.

    Green School Level 2

    Green School Level 2 Talbot Hill has become a Level 2 Green School because of our efforts in recycling, and conservation of energy. We succeeded in reducing our Energy Footprint even MORE by conscious actions by our staff and students!

MicroSociety Awards

  • Innovative School Banner received in 2011 Talbot Hill was named one of the first Washington State Innovative Schools in 2011 for its MicroSociety program.


    We were named a 21st Century School of Distinction in 2004.


    Coolest School! Talbot Hill was named one of the 25 Coolest Schools in America by Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine.


    Talbot Hill is in the Congressional Record!

    Representative Adam Smith honored our school for being one of the Coolest schools in America - Congressional Record entry - PDF of Congressional Record letter

    425 Magazine has honored us by including Talbot Hill as one of the Eastside Schools that Rule!

    See a PDF of the article - Eastside Schools that Rule! 

    They said: "Too bad these kids can't throw their hats in for the 2016 elections. Students at Renton's Talbot Hill Elementary participate in Microsociety, a democratic mini-society in the school aimed at engaging student-run business, nonprofits and government agencies."