Several days ago the teachers and students learned that 13 out of 32 third and fifth grade students earned commended reading scores.
One third grade student scored a perfect test.
Principal Stephen Maldonado said the students overcame a number of challenges.
Another student with dyslexia was delighted by the commendable rating.
One of the students in the fifth grade who is a reluctant reader, made a promise to himself, his teacher and family to do his best. He stayed after school for days on end receiving extra tutoring.
“His hard work was also rewarded by a near perfect score,” said Maldonado. “The smile on his face will long be remembered by his teacher and I.”
The principal said the fifth grade will be challenged once again April 7 when they take the math portion of the TAKS. Then the Redfish have to navigate through the other math section for third, fourth and sixth grades on April 28.
The fourth and sixth grades will then swim through the reading test the next day.
On April 30, the fifth grade takes its final plunge by wading through the science TAKS test.
“Everyone is optimistic, and everyone is working hard,” Maldonado said. “The students and teachers know that in order to be rated as an exemplaryschool once again, everyone must strike hard and be a winner.”