3 elementary schools make TBEC Honor Roll
August 31, 2009 — Hamilton, Moore and Sampson elementary schools were selected last week to the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) 2009 Honor Roll. The list represents less than 4 percent of all public schools in Texas and includes 13 high schools, 35 middle schools and 206 elementary schools.
The TBEC Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained academic excellence in Texas. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistently high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations.
TBEC Honor Roll schools have the highest percentage of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard—commended—in every subject. All schools were expected to improve their commended performance from 2008, and every school was required to have a minimum of 20 percent of students tested performing at the commended level on all tests for 2009.
Hamilton Elementary School was given a score of 64.8 by the TBEC and had 52 percent of students performing at the commended level.
“The relationships that our staff members build with our students and parents provide the foundation for our school’s success. Hamilton Elementary is a place where students and teachers alike can’t wait to come to school every morning,” said principal Catherine Bartlett. “Our students are engaged, our teachers are passionate and our parents are supportive. We are honored to be a TBEC Honor Roll recipient.”
Moore Elementary School received a score of 51.5 from the TBEC and had 39 percent of students performing at the commended level.
“It is a wonderful honor to be recognized by the TBEC for our students’ high achievement. It is truly a team effort that goes into making this possible,” said Moore principal Laura Harman. “We are fortunate to have a strong, dedicated group of staff members, along with a community that values education. Our students are the true winners from this dynamic partnership.”
Sampson Elementary School scored a 65.6 for the TBEC and had 56 percent of students performing at the commended level.
“We are thrilled to receive the honor again this year,” said Sampson principal Cindy O’Brien. “It is due to the strong relationship between staff, parents and our students striving for excellence and setting high goals that the students were able to achieve the commended status needed to earn the award.”
The TBEC Honor Roll awards ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, and will be sponsored by HEB and IBM.