Pasadena ranks No. 9 best city for high performance on EEI

Pasadena ranks No. 9 best city for high performance on EEI
Posted on 07/07/2017
Pasadena ranks No. 9 best city for high performance on EEI

PISD Communications

Thirty-one Pasadena ISD schools help boost the City of Pasadena to the No. 9 spot on the Education Equality Index’ list of best cities for academic performance on state standardized tests among low-income students.

Education Cities and Great Schools, two national non-profit organizations, created the index, which measured the academic performance of students from 45 states and more than 55,000 schools from 2010 to 2015.

The report focused on 500 schools located in the 300 largest cities in the country. Pasadena (city) earned an EEI score of 66.5, 16.5 points above the national average.

The report utilized the number of students who qualified for the National School Lunch Program (a measure often used to determine student income status), results from state proficiency tests, and additional data from the U.S. Department of Education for the analysis.

“Our staff has been instrumental in keeping expectations high for all students regardless of their socio-economic status,” said Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Pasadena ISD superintendent.