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Eight El Paso ISD Schools Named to National Honor Roll

On Friday, EPISD announced that eight schools have been named to the 2017 – 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for their high achievement and student success.

Green, Hawkins, Lamar, Polk, Tom Lea, Western Hills and Zavala Elementary Schools, as well as Transmountain Early College High School were named to the Honor Roll based on their academic achievements.

The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.

The schools are amongth the 729 public schools in Texas to be recognized.

The 2017 – 2018 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts.

According to EPISD officials, “Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.”

For high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness

Video+Story: Hart, Zavala Reading Clubs Face Off on the Field, Court

Hart and Zavala elementary schools students joined forces this week for some friendly competition in both soccer and basketball to celebrate the success of the Community in Schools’ initiatives.

Both campuses’ soccer and reading clubs faced off at Hart Elementary on the field, while students from the schools’ basketball and homework program played hoops.

“There are both academic programs that use sports as motivation to have success in reading and school,” said Simon Chandler, EPISD’s Community Schools coordinator, and the ref for the soccer match up. “The basketball and tutoring program uses students love of basketball to stay after school and get a little help with homework.”

This is the first year for the basketball program and the expansion of the reading and soccer program to Zavala. Students from Hart Elementary ate snacks and waited in the cafeteria after school for their neighboring rivals.

“The reason why I got involved is because soccer is my favorite sport,” said Juan Guerra, a Hart third grader. “I like that we read first and then we get to play soccer.”

For other Hart students, the competition was a good opportunity to showcase their soccer skills.

“I hope we win and we get first place,” said Rhinnon Davila, a fourth grader.

Second grade basketball start Pierre Abrego joined to play his favorite sport but loves the academic aspect of the program, too.

“I started playing basketball when I was little four years old. I liked how they did the shoots so I started practicing and became really good,” he said. “I read so I can know more about basketball so I when I took the test, I got 100 and I got A honor roll.”

Author: Reneé de Santos | Photos by Leonel Monroy