Socorro Independent School District schools have earned eight Texas Education Agency high-performing or high-progress Title 1 designations for 2015-2016.
SISD’s 2015-2016 high-performing campuses are Mission Early College High School, Elfida Chavez Elementary, Loma Verde Elementary, Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School, and James P. Butler Elementary School.
SISD’s 2015-2016 high-progress campuses are Mission Early College High School, Elfida Chavez Elementary School, and Loma Verde Elementary School.
“This recognition of our high-performing and high-progress schools affirms the high-quality education that Team SISD students are receiving across the district,” said SISD Superintendent Dr. José Espinoza. “I applaud our hard-working students, teachers, and principals for their dedication to academic excellence.”
The TEA has identified 300 campuses across the state as high-performing and/or high-progress Title I schools for 2015-2016. Title I schools are defined as campuses with a student population of at least 40 percent low-income.
The identification of high-performing and/or high-progress is based on statewide reading and mathematics assessments under the State Accountability System in the 2014-2015 school year and graduation rates.
Mission Early College High School, Elfida Chavez Elementary, and Loma Verde Elementary School were named as high-performing or high-progress schools for the second consecutive year.
“I am proud of our schools for providing endless opportunities to ensure every student succeeds,” Dr. Espinoza said. “We will continue to strive for 100 percent academic excellence at all campuses.”
A high-performing reward school is identified as a Title I school with distinctions based on reading and math performance, as well as the highest graduation rates at the high school level.
A high-progress reward school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps (based on state accountability system safeguards in the 2014-2015 school year).