September 26, 2011
Sept. 26, 2011— Hamilton and Sampson elementary schools were selected to the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) 2011 Honor Roll. The list represents 253 schools—less than 4 percent of all public schools in Texas.
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 2010, and every school was required to have a minimum of 20 percent of students tested performing at the commended level on all tests for 2011.
Hamilton Elementary School made the TBEC Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.
“The TBEC Honor Roll is dear to my heart because it is based on three or more years of continued student success. I feel that it represents the hard work and dedication to excellence that begin the moment the students walk in the door at Hamilton,” said Catherine Bartlett, Hamilton principal. “It is an honor that starts with our kindergarten teachers and continues on to our fifth-grade teachers. Collaboration among colleagues, support from parents and enthusiasm for strong instructional strategies are factors in Hamilton’s success.”
Sampson Elementary School made its fourth straight appearance on the TBEC Honor Roll.
“We are honored to be listed on the TBEC Honor Roll again this year,” said Heather Motzny, Sampson principal. “We could not have achieved this without the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and parents. It is truly a privilege to work with the Sampson community.”
The TBEC 12th Annual Honor Roll gala celebration will take place on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.