Atkinson, South Belt, South Houston and Turner Elementary have been named Honor Roll Schools for the Inaugural 2015 school year by the Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education.
“This achievement is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students and staff,” Dr. DeeAnn Powell, school superintendent said. “Our theme this school year has been climbing to new heights and these results are proof that we are doing just that.”
The distinction recognizes high performing schools that use successful practices to boost student achievement. Schools named to the Honor Roll continuously demonstrate higher levels of student academic achievement, improvement over time and reduction in achievement gaps among various student populations.
These schools are among 713 throughout the nation to make the Honor Roll for achieving higher student outcomes and closing achievement gaps.
“Through national research, we have identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor schools and districts,” Dr. James S. Lanich, president and CEO of the Educational Results Partnership. “These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices.”
The Honor Roll is part of a national movement that highlights student achievements, particularly among economically disadvantaged school communities. Comprised of educational leaders throughout the country, the ERP hopes to improve student achievement nationwide.