Written by Julie Silva Friday, 05 September 2014 10:11
No longer are Texas schools designated as “exemplary” or “recognized”; under the state’s new rating system, top performing schools are listed as high-performing and high-progress.
Few campuses in the western portion of Hidalgo County earned either honor. Those that did are called Reward Schools.
A school is designated as high performing based on its reading and math performance. Graduation rates also are considered at Title I high schools. Schools are identified as high progress if they are in the top 25 percent in annual improvement or in the top 25 percent of the campuses that have shown the ability to close performance gaps.