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Jan. 9, 2012

  

 26 Texas schools nominated for 2012 Blue Ribbon honors   

 

AUSTIN – Commissioner Robert Scott today announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for the 2012 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. The award honors schools for academic excellence and for significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

Since 1982, this prestigious program has honored more than 6,000 of America's most successful schools, including 538 Texas public schools. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools. The schools are selected for one of two honors:

  • Improving - Schools that dramatically improve student performance to high levels on state tests
  • High Achieving - Schools whose students rank in the top 10 percent based on performance on their state standardized tests

The nominated schools were chosen through an objective evaluation of student achievement statistics and other data for the more than 8,000 public school and charter campuses in the state. The schools selected have demonstrated success in closing the achievement gap, and each school has an economically disadvantaged population of 40 percent or greater.

Schools nominated for the award serve as models of best practices for schools across the state. 

The nominated schools will now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education, and announcements of the award winners will be made in September 2012. Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon School conference in Washington, D.C.

  

Texas 2012 Blue Ribbon Nominees

 

High Performing Schools

District

Campus

Principal

Brownsboro ISD

Chandler Elementary School

Tina Eaton

Cedar Hill ISD

Bray Elementary School

Robert Johansen

Dallas ISD

Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet

Anthony Palagonia

George West ISD

George West Primary

Patrick James

Gruver ISD

Gruver Elementary School

Amber Holland

Houston ISD

East Early College High School

Tamera Bolden

Houston ISD

Project Chrysalis Middle School

Jose Covarrubia

Katy ISD

Diane Winborn Elementary School

Kelly Ricks

Lamar Consolidated ISD

William Velasquez Elementary School

Heather Patterson

Montgomery ISD

Montgomery Elementary School

Wendy Graves

Redwater ISD

Redwater Elementary School

BeBe Hayes

Socorro ISD

Mission Early College High School

Armando Aguirre

Sundown ISD

Sundown Elementary School

Scott Marshall

 

Improving Schools

District

Campus

Principal

Austin ISD

Graham Elementary School

Blaine Helwig

Blue Ridge ISD

Blue Ridge High School

Danny Henderson

Dallas ISD

C.A. Tatum Jr. Elementary School

Elena Hill

Dallas ISD

Umphrey Lee Elementary School

Tondolyn Louise Mosley

El Paso ISD

Douglass Elementary School

Lugarda Dominic

Fort Worth ISD

Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School

Shawn Buchanan

Houston Heights Learning Academy

Houston Heights Learning Academy

Yvette East

Houston ISD

Dogan Elementary School

Artice Hedgemon

Houston ISD

Grady Middle School

Gretchen Kasper-Hoffman

Houston ISD

Petersen Elementary School

James Ferguson

La Marque ISD

Inter-City Elementary School

Erin Cole

San Antonio ISD

Fox Tech High School

Dawn Parker

South San Antonio ISD

Zamora Middle School

Patti Annunzio

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