Four more Pasadena ISD schools have been added to the list of those recognized as Higher Performing Schools in Texas during 2010 by the National Center for Educational Advancement.
The NCEA, a department of the ACT college entrance board, previously recognized Memorial High, Southmore Intermediate and Young Elementary for student performance -- Memorial for reading, Southmore for math and social studies, and Young for reading and writing.
Four elementary schools - Garfield, Mae Smythe, Red Bluff and South Houston - were recently added to the honor list for student performance in writing.
Schools must meet one of two critieria to be recognized. A school must show consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years, and/or absolute student achievement using Commended Performance results, in this case, on the Spring 2010 TAKS test.