Dr. Sue Shook Elementary in Horizon and three other schools in the Socorro Independent School District were recognized as 2017-2018 Texas Honor Roll schools by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Educational Productivity (IPE) for their high student achievement and success.
The other campuses – John Drugan School, Loma Verde Elementary, and Mission Early College High School – were among 729 public schools in the state to be named Texas Star Honor Roll schools.
“I am very proud of our Team SISD campuses that were named Texas Honor Roll schools,” said SISD Superintendent José Espinoza, Ed.D. “Their efforts to improve student success are second-to-none, and their focus on academic excellence continues to put our schools at the top of the charts.”
Schools that receive the honor roll distinction demonstrate consistent high levels of student academic achievement and improvement, and see a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the honor roll also recognizes measures of college readiness.
“Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, ERP board chairman in a press release. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”
Texas Honor Roll schools will be awarded a banner to display at their campus. They also will be featured on the ERP website.