3 ETX schools named to Blue Ribbon list


Three East Texas schools were named to the  Texas Education Agency’s 2016 Blue Ribbon School’s list.

A total of 329 schools were recognized in 2016.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday the 26 schools nominated by TEA have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2016. The schools in Texas include the following:

Alief ISD – Alief Early College High School
Alief ISD – Kerr High School
Azle ISD – Cross Timbers Elementary School
Belton ISD – Leon Heights Elementary School
Bishop CISD – Petronila Elementary School
Borden County ISD – Borden County School
Brownsville ISD – Brownsville Early College High School
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD – Rosemeade Elementary School
Dallas ISD – George Bannerman Dealey International Academy
Dallas ISD – George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard
Dallas ISD – School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Edinburg CISD – Canterbury Elementary School
Edinburg CISD – Norma Linda Trevino Elementary School
Fort Worth ISD – Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Garland ISD – Hillside Academy for Excellence
Houston ISD – Lovett Elementary School
Houston ISD – Oak Forest Elementary School
Lubbock ISD – Margaret Talkington School For Young Women Leaders
Malakoff – Tool Elementary School
Miles ISD – Miles Elementary School
Panhandle ISD – Panhandle Elementary School
Pittsburg ISD – Pittsburg Intermediate School
United ISD (Laredo) – Trautmann Elementary School
Van Vleck ISD – Van Vleck Elementary School
Vista Del Futuro Charter School – Vista Del Futuro Charter School (El Paso)
Whitehouse ISD – Gus Winston Cain Elementary School

“I congratulate the teachers, administrators and staff members at each of these nationally recognized campuses in Texas,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. “A strong commitment to successful student outcomes is evident throughout the school year at every National Blue Ribbon campus, past and present, across our state.”

All schools were selected as exemplary high performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Each school has an economically disadvantaged population of 25 percent or greater.

The schools completed a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon School conference in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels.

For more information about the national Blue Ribbon Schools program, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html.

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