Vandegrift High School, Canyon Ridge Middle School, Four Points Middle School and River Ridge Elementary School were selected as 2016 Honor Roll schools by the Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education. The fifth Leander ISD school to receive the honor was Florence W. Stiles Middle School.
The honor roll is part of a national effort to identify high-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognized by education and business leaders in Texas as an Honor Roll School District,” said LISD superintendent Dan Troxell. “Our teachers and administrators work hard to achieve high expectations in student academic success, and this accomplishment is evidence that their hard work is paying off.”
Schools receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. The honor roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.
“These honor roll schools are clearly improving outcomes for their students, as the academic data show,” said Charles Miller, chairman of Institute for Productivity in Education.
“Many schools across the country are doing well, even those with high numbers of historically disadvantaged students,” said Jim Lanich, president and CEO of Educational Results Partnership. “School and school district leaders have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these honor roll schools and replicate it.”
The Texas Honor Roll program is made possible by support from businesses and organizations including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provides support for the STEM Honor Roll.