Four Johnson County schools are being recognized for their high achievement in student success.
Alvarado Elementary South School, Burleson Collegiate High School, Grandview Elementary School and Joshua ISD’s Nichols Middle School were recently named Honor Roll schools by Educational Results Partnership, a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.
ERP is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness, according to its website. It maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and uses this data to identity schools to recognize.
“The Honor Roll is the only school and district recognition program in Texas based solely on objective achievement data,” ERP board chair Marilyn Reznick said. “Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”
Schools that achieve the Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations, according to its website. For high schools, this recognition also includes measures of college readiness.
“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or zip code,” ERP President/CEO James Lanich said. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success. By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”
AESS Principal Karla Moore said they are proud of the success of their students, teachers and staff.
“It is a result of teamwork, effort and growth mind set,” Moore said. “Our mission is to ensure high levels of learning and student success and that drives every decision we make.”
BCHS Principal Rexanne Wieland said they are honored to be recognized, and she’s proud of the students and staff.
“Our staff works collectively to improve success for all students, and we see the results of our hard work, determination and focus on individual students,” Wieland said. “It is exciting to be recognized.”
GVES Principal Kathrine Stewart said they are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders as an Honor Roll school.
“This is our fourth year to achieve this honor, and each year is more challenging and rewarding,” Stewart said. “We are continually striving to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students. Our teachers and administrators are fully committed and we are thrilled to see their hard work and dedication produce such positive results.”
NMS Principal Brian Rosatelli said it’s a great honor to be recognized.
“Our staff have worked very hard to build relationships and teach a diverse student population to help all students reach his or her full potential,” Rosatelli said. “We strive to be a ‘highly acclaimed model of educational excellence.’”
For information about the program, visit edresults.org.