Texas Honor Roll schools recognized

Eight McAllen ISD campuses, named to the Texas Honor Roll for 2018-19, were recognized at a special event on October 2, in Weslaco.  

The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. The list was announced by the Educational Results Partnership. Texas Business Leadership Council contributed to the event. 

The McAllen ISD schools include:

  • Achieve Early College High
  • Cathey Middle School
  • Fossum Middle School
  • Morris Middle School
  • Hendricks Elementary
  • Milam Elementary
  • Perez Elementary
  • Sanchez Elementary

This is the fourth straight year for Achieve ECHS, Cathey Middle School and Sanchez Elementary to make the state Honor Roll. Hendricks, Milam, and Perez made it for the third time in four years while Fossum cracked the list for the second year in a row. 

The program is sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). 

The Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness in students. This year, the Texas Honor Roll recognized 855 higher-performing schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and closing achievement gaps. 

There are 9,317 public schools in Texas which places the Honor Roll schools in the top 10 percent.