Honored for their high academic achievement, 11 Round Rock ISD campuses were named to the 2017 Texas Honor Roll by the Educational Results Partnership, a nonprofit organization that showcases schools that continue to display overall excellence.
In collaboration with Educational Results Partnership (ERP), the Institute for Productivity in Education, the Texas Honor Roll recognizes public schools for demonstrating consistently higher levels of student academic achievement, improvement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps among ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
The Texas Honor Roll includes 729 state public schools for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
“Our campuses work tirelessly to surpass their established high standards of academic excellence and we are proud of their placement on the 2017 Texas Honor Roll,” Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. said. “This recognition is a representation of their efforts to provide all students with the tools to succeed at all grade levels and promote a culture of growth, empowerment and support.”
Round Rock ISD schools included on the 2017 Texas Honor Roll are:
- Cactus Ranch Elementary School,
- Canyon Creek Elementary School,
- England Elementary School,
- Laurel Mountain Elementary School,
- Purple Sage Elementary School,
- Sommer Elementary School,
- Spicewood Elementary School,
- Canyon Vista Middle School,
- Cedar Valley Middle School,
- Walsh Middle School, and
- Westwood High School.
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.
Schools can also receive a special STEM Schools designation because they scored among the top 10 percent of all Star Schools in the areas of math and science.
Ten campuses were recognized as Scholar Schools because they are considered high performing and have fewer than 33 percent of students categorized as economically disadvantaged. One campus was designated as a Star School because it is considered high performing and has at least 33 percent of students categorized as economically disadvantaged.