EDINBURG – The Texas Education Agency announced Tuesday that all Edinburg CISD schools Met Standard and 12 of those schools also earned all possible distinction designations in 2017 accountability ratings. This is the second consecutive year that ECISD has more schools with distinctions than any other school district in South Texas.

According to TEA, more than 400 campuses that achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2017 state accountability ratings also earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school.

“We are excited to learn that our District has the most campuses in South Texas earning this accreditation for the second year in a row,” ECISD Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez said. “Plus, Edinburg CISD is one of only 58 districts to earn a postsecondary readiness distinction out of more than 1,200 school districts and charters in the state. Both of these outstanding achievements are the result of the hard work our students, teachers, staff, and parents devote to increasing our academic standards.”

The postsecondary readiness distinction – the only distinction possible at the district level under the state accountability system – takes into account factors such as graduation rates, ACT/SAT participation and performance, Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates, and dual-credit course completion rates.

Distinction designations are awarded 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.

Edinburg CISD schools (listed alphabetically) that earned all possible distinctions applicable to that school in 2017 are as follows:

 

Austin Elementary School

Betts Elementary School

Canterbury Elementary School

De La Vina Elementary School

Escandon Elementary School

Flores-Zapata Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Magee Elementary School

Ramirez Elementary School

San Carlos Elementary School

Trevino Elementary School

Truman Elementary School

 

Up to seven distinction designations can be earned for Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading; Academic Achievement in Mathematics; Academic Achievement in Science; Academic Achievement in Social Studies; Top 25 Percent: Student Progress; Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and Postsecondary Readiness.

“Amazing work takes place in classrooms across our state every school day, but especially on these campuses where every possible distinction has been earned,” Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said.

To view the 2017 state accountability ratings and distinction designations for all districts, charters and campuses, visit the TEA website athttp://tea.texas.gov/accountability/.