10 Edinburg CISD schools earn Texas Honor Roll awards

EDINBURG – The Educational Results Partnership recently recognized 10 schools from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District for being named to its 2018-2019 Texas Honor Roll program during an awards ceremony at the Knapp Conference Center in Weslaco.

The Educational Results Partnership (ERP), which developed the Honor Roll program, applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts.

“We are a non-profit organization established to improve education, led by business leaders, CEOs, and people who run big businesses. They are the employers of these kids of tomorrow. They require an educated workforce,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO. “We’ve identified 100 schools in the Rio Grande Valley who are doing their part of the job.”

According to the ERP, the Honor Roll program is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Approximately 2,700 schools were selected from California and Texas.

The 10 Edinburg CISD campuses honored, include:

  • Austin Elementary School
  • Canterbury Elementary School
  • Cavazos Elementary School
  • De Escandon Elementary School
  • Flores-Zapata Elementary School
  • Hargill Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • San Carlos Elementary School
  • South Middle School
  • Trevino Elementary School

I think that it’s letting us know how well our teachers are doing, because our teachers are doing fantastic,” said Austin Elementary School Principal Homero Cano. “It’s very exciting to get this award for the third time and I hope we continue to do this.”

Five of the schools with higher performance in science, technology, engineering and math were also recognized with a special STEM designation. They are Canterbury, De Escandon, Flores-Zapata, Jefferson and Trevino elementary schools.

“I’m extremely proud of my students, my Powercats. They always excel. They always try to give it their all,” said De Escandon Principal Ruth Torres. “I always tell them, ‘Do not try to be the best, try to do your best.’ And looking at the scores, they do their best.”

To access the Honor Roll, visit www.edresults.org.