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Washington named 'School of Excellence'


September 13, 2019

Jana Peterson

Washington School principal Robbi Mondati is thrilled that the Cloquet elementary school was recently designated as a School of Excellence. "We're really fortunate to have great schools across the board in Cloquet," she said, as students left the building after school Tuesday.

The secret is out: Washington Elementary School is a Minnesota School of Excellence.

Of course, the students and staff already knew Washington is an excellent school ... but now that inside knowledge has been validated by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA), which recognized eight elementary schools in the entire state as 2019-20 Minnesota Schools of Excellence.

Principal Robbi Mondati said the message sent by the designation is important.

"I think it says that we're doing a great job with our kids and as a school community," she said. "Our demographics are uniqu...

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