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Clinton News ➤ Article 7247
Thumbnail Image for Article 7247Clinton Elementary is Recognized
Posted Date: 11/22/2016

Clinton Elementary Achieves State Recognition

 

            The Texas Education Agency announced that more than 400 campuses that achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability ratings also earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school. Amongst those schools was William J. Clinton Elementary. 

 

            In addition to receiving a Met Standards rating, high performing campuses can also receive distinctions for above average achievement.  These distinctions are awarded for to campuses based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size, and student demographics. Depending on campus grade levels and type, the number of potential distinction designations can vary. Up to six distinction designations can be earned for elementary campuses.  This is the second time that Clinton Elementary has accomplished this in the past three years.

 

The six possible distinctions that elementary campuses could have received were:

 

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading;
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics;
  • Academic Achievement in Science;
  • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress;
  • Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and
  • Postsecondary Readiness

 

            TEA Commissioner Mike Morath released a statement along with the news release reflecting on the school districts performances. “Earning one or more campus distinctions is noteworthy and should be a source of pride in a community,” Morath said. “Earning all possible distinctions is a significant accomplishment and should signal to parents that there is extraordinary work taking place on that campus.”

 

            School principal, Martin Munoz, stated that he is extremely proud of his staff and students for all their hard work and for the determination to persist.  He is also thankful to his teachers for volunteering to come in on Saturdays to work with struggling students and to the parents that brought them in.  “It was a team effort.  We couldn’t have done it without the partnership that was formed between our staff, students and their parents,” said Mr. Munoz.  “The six distinctions affirm that hard work and dedication pays off and that high-quality teaching is taking place in our classrooms.”

        Joining Clinton Elementary in receiving the six distinctions were Lloyd Bentsen Elementary and Jose de Escandon Elementary.

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