HISD schools claim spots on TEA Title I Reward Schools List

12 schools earn recognition for both high performance and progress

The Texas Education Agency has recognized several HISD schools for high performance and high progress for the 2013-2014 school year. Seventeen HISD schools were included on the agency’s list of Title I High Performing Schools and 17 schools were named as High Progress schools.

“The students and staff of the schools included on this list are focused on implementing innovative programs to affect student outcomes in a positive way,” said HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. “Their successes are models that can be used by all schools across the district to ensure that each of our students are not only receiving good grades and scoring well on tests, but are exposed to an academically rigorous education that creates learning leaders.”

The high performance designation is given to Title I schools that earn academic distinctions in math and reading in the Texas accountability system. High progress schools are Title I schools that are in the top 25 percent of the annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating the ability to close performance gaps based on system safeguards.

A total of 248 Texas schools were recognized as high performance schools, and 380 were recognized as high progress schools.

Bellaire High was one of the HISD campuses that was named to both lists. “Our commitment to understanding and reaching students from all backgrounds and facing all types of challenges is something we celebrate,” said Principal Michael McDonough. “ Whether taking an advanced language, a challenging science class, trying out for the varsity team, or enrolling in a rigorous advanced level fine arts class, Bellaire understands how all of these programs help students achieve across every area.”

HISD High Performing Schools

Bellaire High School
Challenge Early College High School
DeBakey High School for the Health Professions
Eastwood Academy
Lamar High School
Westside High School
Pershing Middle School
De Chaumes Elementary School
DeZavala Elementary School
Field Elementary School
J.P. Henderson Elementary School
Lyons Elementary School
Oak Forest Elementary School
Park Place Elementary School
Parker Elementary School
Scarborough Elementary School
Wesley Elementary School

HISD High Progress Schools

Bellaire High School
Challenge Early College High School
DeBakey High School for the Health Professions
East Early College High School
Eastwood Academy
Empowerment College Prep
Houston Academy for International Studies
Westside High School
Briarmeadow Charter School
Johnston Middle School
Pershing Middle School
DeZavala Elementary School
Field Elementary School
Lyons Elementary School
Oak Forest Elementary School
Park Place Elementary School
Wesley Elementary School

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