Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TBEC names its 2009 Honor Roll - 254 schools in Texas (based on TAKS commended scores)

The Texas Business & Education Coalition was formed by Texas business leaders in 1989 in a long-term effort to improve public education in Texas. It named 254 schools state-wide which is 4% of all the schools. There are 13 high schools, 35 middle and 206 elementary schools on the list. They only look at commended scores and the school had to have at least 20% of students score commended on all tests and they had to show improvement from 2008. Demographics are somehow part of the equation, too.

"Commended" is equivalent to receiving on "A" on the TAKS test.

Here are the local schools that are on the list:

Allen ISD
Green Elementary
Norton Elementary

Arlington ISD
Ashworth Elementary

Carroll ISD
Carroll Elementary
Durham Elementary
Durham Intermediate
Eubanks Intermediate
Johnson Elementary
Old Union Elementary
Rockenbaugh Elementary

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Kent Elementary
McCoy Elementary

Coppell ISD
Coppell High School
Coppell Middel North
Coppell Middle West
Denton Creek Elementary
Lakeside Elementary
Wilson Elementary

Dallas ISD
Environmental Science Academy
Dealey Montessori International
Peabody Elementary
Rangel girls school
Bonham Elementary
Lakewood Elementary
School for Talented and Gifted
School of Science and Engineering
Stonewall Jackson Elementary
Travis magnet

Denton ISD
Wilson Elementary

Ennis ISD
Austin Elementary
Houston Elementary

Frisco ISD
Bledsoe Elementary
Borchardt Elementary
Christie Elementary
Fisher Elementary
Riddle Elementary

Garland ISD
Austin Academy of Excellence
Beaver Tech Center
Hillside Academy for Excellence
Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
Roach Elementary
Vial Elementary
Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence
Watson Technology Center

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Bransford Elementary
Glenhope Elementary
Timberline Elementary

Highland Park ISD
Armstrong Elementary
Bradfield Elementary
Highland Park Middle
Hyer Elementary
McCulloch Intermediate
University Park Elementary

River Trails Elementary
Shady Oaks Elementary

Keller ISD
Bear Creek Intermediate
Bluebonnet Elementary

Lewisville ISD
Bridlewood Elementary
Forest Vista Elementary

Lovejoy ISD
Lovejoy Elementary

McKinney ISD
Eddins Elementary
Valley Creek Elementary

Plano ISD
Andrews Elementary
Beverly Elementary
Rice Middle
Haun Elementary
Mathews Elementary
Plano West Sr High
Saigling Elementary
Skaggs Elementary
Wyatt Elementary

Richardson ISD
Bowie Elementary
Brentfield Elementary
Dartmouth Elementary
Jess Harben Elementary
Math/Science/Tech Magnet Elementary
Merriman Park Elementary
Mohawk Elementary
Moss Haven Elementary
Parkhill Jr High
JJ Pearce High School
Prairie Creek Elementary
Prestonwood Elementary
Spring Creek Elementary
Stults Road Elementary
White Rock Elementary
Yale Elementary

Rockwall ISD
Parks-Heath Elementary

Source: Texas Business & Education Coalition