Five Socorro Independent School District campuses have earned the 2016 Texas Honor Roll distinction by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Educational Productivity (IPE) for their high levels of student achievement and college readiness efforts among ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
“I’m extremely proud of our five Texas Honor Roll Schools,” said SISD Superintendent José Espinoza. “The honor is a result of the passion and devotion as a district to treat and educate all students as if they were our own children.”
Mission Early College High School, Benito Martinez, Elfida P. Chavez, Horizon Heights and Loma Verde elementary schools were five of 727 campuses in Texas to receive the award out of more than 1,240 public school districts in the state.
Team SISD had the most schools in the region selected for the honor.
The Texas Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and replicate its best practices to improve outcomes for students.
“Many schools across the country are doing well, even those with high numbers of historically disadvantaged students,” said Jim Lanich, ERP President and CEO in a press release. “The Honor Roll proves that all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success. School and school district leaders have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these Honor Roll schools and replicate it.”
The SISD Texas Honor Roll schools will receive a banner to display at their campus and will be featured on the EPR website. To view the list of Texas Honor Roll schools, click HERE.