The Dufour Award

We're honoring top-performing PLCs, a site powered by Solution Tree, recognizes the highest-performing PLCs from around the globe—and now we celebrate the very best of these schools. The annual DuFour Award honors one outstanding Model PLC that demonstrates exceptional levels of student achievement.

2018 DuFour Award Winner Announced

Woodlawn Middle School in Long Grove, IL, was recognized as the DuFour Award winner on February 22, 2018, at the Summit on PLC at Work™ in Phoenix, Arizona.


In your application and video, we want to see your school’s commitment and dedication to:

  1. Building a successful Professional Learning Community
  2. Improving student learning
  3. Advancing instructional best practices

2017 Winner: Fern Creek High School
2016 Winner: Mason Crest Elementary School

Please note: In order to be considered for the 2019 DuFour Award, a school must be approved as a Model PLC.

Districts and previous award winners are not eligible to apply.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the award or nomination process to