HOUSTON – Aug. 17, 2017 – Two Spring ISD elementary schools earned all possible distinctions in the 2017 accountability ratings, according to data released this week by the Texas Education Agency.
Both Northgate Crossing and Cooper were awarded the distinctions based on achievement in the areas of Reading/English Language Arts, Math, Science, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.
“We are very proud of the teaching and learning that is happening across the district, and we’re committed to seeing all of our schools continuing to improve and achieve,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson.
Overall, the district earned a “met standard” rating for the 2016-17 year, with two schools being designated as “improvement required.” Watson said that both Clark Intermediate and Dekaney High School are receiving extra support this coming school year in an ongoing effort to boost student achievement at those campuses.
Those types of turnaround efforts were already successful at Eickenroht Elementary School, which was listed as “improvement required” last year but earned the “met standard” rating this year.
“With hard work and leadership, Eickenroht has shown the kind of student achievement and growth that we know we can replicate at other schools,” Watson said. “We expect our new literacy initiative, as well as our ongoing focus on curriculum, to make a difference.”
Among the elementary schools, Booker, Lewis, Smith, Beneke and Ponderosa all saw improvement in the number of distinctions earned. Among the district’s secondary schools, Dueitt and Roberson middle schools each earned one distinction this year.
“State data is an important measure for us, but only tells part of the story,” Watson said. “We have teachers and students doing great work at all of our schools, and the challenge is making sure we find ways to spread that success to every classroom.”