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TEA News Releases Online Feb. 21, 2014

25 Texas schools nominated for 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

 

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced today the nomination of 25 Texas public schools for national 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels.

The nominated schools in Texas include the following:

  •   Avalon ISD – Avalon School
  •   Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD – Early College High School
  •   Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD – McCoy Elementary School
  •   Conroe ISD – Geisinger Elementary School
  •   Clear Creek ISD – Bay Elementary School
  •   Clear Creek ISD – Lavace Stewart Elementary School
  •   Dallas ISD – Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
  •   Dallas ISD – Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
  •   Dallas ISD – Middle College High School
  •   Dallas ISD – School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  •   Eagle Pass ISD – Liberty Elementary School
  •   El Paso ISD – Cielo Vista Elementary School
  •   El Paso ISD – Transmountain Early College High School
  •   Fort Worth ISD – Charles Nash Elementary School
  •   Garland ISD – Routh Roach Elementary School
  •   Garland ISD – Walnut Glen Academy For Excellence
  •   Houston ISD – Houston Academy For International Studies
  •   Kerrville ISD – Nimitz Elementary School
  •   KIPP Inc. Charter – KIPP Houston High School
  •   KIPP Inc. Charter – KIPP Sharp College Prep (Houston)
  •   Mason ISD – Mason Elementary School
  •   Saltillo ISD – Saltillo School
  •   San Angelo ISD – Santa Rita Elementary School
  •   Sudan ISD – Sudan High School
  •   Waller ISD – Fields Store Elementary School

All schools that have been nominated for the 2014 honor were selected as exemplary high performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Each school has an economically disadvantaged population of 40 percent or greater.

The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Announcements of the national award winners will be made in September 2014.  Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon School conference in Washington, D.C.