The Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Educational Productivity have recognized Early College High School, Bowie Elementary School, and Long Elementary School on their 2015 Honor Roll, a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.
“I am proud and honored that ECHS has been recognized for consistently demonstrating high levels of student academic achievement,” said Dr. Pamela Flores ECHS principal. “Setting high expectations for students, our teachers ensure a rigorous curriculum that is relevant for all students. Our alliance with Texas State Technical College is key not only in providing our students concurrent college courses but ensuring a seamless transition to post-secondary education. It is a team effort from all parties involved, and I am humbled to be a member of such a great learning community.”
Schools receiving this award 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 so proud to be recognized by education and business leaders in Texas for our Honor Roll schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement while also continuously improving our practices. This award is a testament to their hard work and dedication to our students.”
Schools can be awarded in one of two categories – Star Schools or Scholar Schools.
ECHS, Bowie, and Long are all recognized as Star Schools. Additionally, Bowie received the distinction of STEM School, a recognition reserved for schools scoring in the top 10 percent among Star Schools in the areas of math and science.
Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.