Texas awards HISD schools with high progress status

The Texas Education Agency has granted high-performance and/or high-progress status to 16 HISD Title I campuses for the 2015-2016 school year. Title I schools are those in which at least 40 percent of students come from low-income families.

Thirteen HISD schools were included on the agency’s list of Title I High-Performing Schools and another 13 schools were named as Title I High-Progress schools. Ten HISD schools made both lists.

A high-performing reward school is identified as a Title I school with distinctions based on reading and math performance, as well as the highest graduation rates at the high school level. For 2015-2016, the TEA has identified 160 Texas campuses as high-performing.

A high-progress reward school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps (based on state accountability system safeguards in the 2014-2015 school year). For 2015-2016, TEA has identified 140 Texas campuses as high-progress.

“I want to congratulate the communities, students, principals, teachers, and staff members who pulled together to achieve high-performing and high-progress status for our schools,” said HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. “These schools are showing the great things that can happen when we invest our hearts, time, and resources in schools that serve students from every background across Houston.”

For a complete list of high-performing and high-progress schools in HISD, see below.

High-Performing Schools

DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Project Chrysalis Middle School

Lyons Elementary School

DeChaumes Elementary School

Field Elementary School

Lovett Elementary School

Oak Forest Elementary School

Eastwood Academy

Challenge Early College High School

Briarmeadow Charter

East Early College High School

Mandarin Immersion Magnet School

Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan

High-Progress Schools

DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Project Chrysalis Middle School

Lyons Elementary School

DeChaumes Elementary School

Lovett Elementary School

Oak Forest Elementary School

Eastwood Academy

North Early College High School

Challenge Early College High School

Houston Academy for International Studies

Mandarin Immersion Magnet School

Young Women’s College Prep Academy

Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan