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Dishman Elementary and Early College High School were recently named 2016 Star Honor Roll Schools by the Educational Results Partnership and Institute for Educational Productivity.

The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the Texas academic and business communities have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For High Schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“We are super proud of Dishman Elementary and Early College High School for being named in the 2016 Texas Honor Roll. It is such an honor to be recognized by education and business leaders for academic achievement,” Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos said. “Our teachers and administrators hold high expectations for our students and constantly encourage them to achieve more. This award is a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time.

The Texas Honor Roll program is made possible by generous support from numerous businesses and organizations including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provides support for the STEM Honor Roll.