The Houston Independent School District has 48 schools that have been named to the 2016 Texas Honor Roll by the Educational Results Partnership – with 15 more schools on the list than last year.
ERP, a nonprofit organization that showcases schools with high academic achievement, included 727 Texas public schools on its list. These schools display academic excellence, continue to improve over time, and show reduction in achievement gaps among ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged students.
“It is a proud moment to see so many of our schools make the Texas Honor Roll,” Superintendent Richard Carranza said. “Each of our schools is working to ensure high academic achievement and to continuously improve instructional practices. No matter their background or socioeconomic status, our students’ success comes first.”
Schools can earn a spot on the Honor Roll in one of two categories — Star Schools or Scholar Schools. The designations are based on student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test.
Thirty-three HISD schools were designated as Star Schools because they are considered high-performing and have at least 33 percent of students categorized as economically disadvantaged. Fifteen HISD schools were recognized as Scholar Schools because they are considered high-performing and have fewer than 33 percent of students categorized as economically disadvantaged.
Seven HISD schools also received a special STEM Schools designation because they scored among the top 10 percent of Honor Roll schools in the areas of math and science.
HISD schools included on the 2016 Texas Honor Roll are:
- Elementary: Daily, Lyons, Condit, DeChaumes, Elrod, Herod, Longfellow, Lovett, Park Place, Parker, Red, Askew
- Middle: Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan, Black, Johnston, Pershing, Project Chrysalis, Energized for STEM Academy West
- High: South Early College, Energized for STEM Academy West, Bellaire, Jones Futures Academy, DeBakey HS for Health Professions, High School for Law and Justice, Sharpstown International, Eastwood Academy, North Houston Early College, Energized for STEM Academy Central, Challenge Early College, East Early College, Houston Academy for International Studies
- Multi-grade: Briarmeadow Charter, Wharton K-8
- Elementary: Roberts, River Oaks, Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, Horn, Kolter, Oak Forest, Travis, Twain, West University, Bush
- Middle: Pin Oak, Lanier
- High: Carnegie Vanguard, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
- Multi-grade: T.H. Rogers
- Elementary: Condit
- Middle: Project Chrysalis
- High: East Early College, Challenge Early College, DeBakey HS for Health Professions
- Other: Wharton K-8, T.H. Rogers
To see a list of all Honor Roll schools or to learn more about the methodology, please visit the Educational Results Partnership website at http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRoll.