George West Primary named a Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll school for the eighth year in a row
Sep 09, 2009 | 1468 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Primary school children celebrate after hearing the news that George West Primary has won the TBEC Honor Roll School Award for the 8th consecutive year. L to R:  Levi Canales, Hannah Jimerson, Beth Ham and Jeremy Bednorz Only three other Texas schools have equaled GW Primary’s accomplishments. 
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The Primary School was recently notified of being named an Honor Roll School for the eight year in a row. The Honor Roll School award was established in 2000 to draw attention to those public schools that are performing at the highest levels. Being named a TBEC Honor Roll school is the most prestigious academic award a Texas public school can receive. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated three or more consecutive years of high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations. In addition to having a high percentage of students meeting state standards on all tests for at least three consecutive years, TBEC Honor Roll schools also have the highest percentage of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard: commended on all tests. The 2009 standards were by far the toughest in the 10 year history of the award. All schools were expected to improve their Commended Performance from 2008 and every school was required to have a minimum of 20% of students tested performing at the commended level on ALL tests for 2009. George West Primary had a record number achieve the Commended level in 2009. 62% of students scored at the Commended level in Math while 73% were Commended in Reading. The Primary is one of only four schools in the state to receive the recognition eight years in a row.

Three other schools in region II recognized for the award were Windsor Park GT School in Corpus Christi ISD, Calallen East Elementary, and Calallen Wood River Elementary.

School personnel will attend a seminar and awards banquet in San Antonio in November.
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