30 Area Campuses Land On Texas Monthly List Of Top Texas Schools
by FortBendNow Staff, Dec 03, 2007, 02 51 PM
Thirty public schools in the Fort Bend County area were among 859 identified by Texas Monthly in its recent ranking of the state’s best-performing public schools.
Among local schools making the Texas Monthly list were 14 from Katy Independent School District, 12 from Fort Bend ISD and four from Lamar Consolidated ISD.
Texas Monthly based its list on research by the National Center for Educational Accountability, which looked at the last three years of results from student Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests as a partial basis for the list.
Katy ISD schools that landed on the Texas Monthly list include:
→ Cinco Ranch and Taylor high schools;
→ Backendorff, Cinco Ranch, McMeans and Beck junior high schools;
→ Winborn, Fielder, Pattison, Williams, Hayes, Katy, Alexander and Creech elementary schools.
Fort Bend ISD schools that made the Texas Monthly list were:
→ Austin, Clements and Dulles high schools;
→ First Colony, Fort Settlement and Sartartia middle schools;
→ Brazos Bend, Colony Meadows, Commonwealth, Highlands, Sienna Crossing and Walker Station elementary schools.
Lamar CISD had four elementary schools that made the Texas Monthly list: Austin, Bowell, Campbell and Dickinson.
“To be named as one of the top public middle schools in the state of Texas is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Sara Thurman, principal at Sartartia Middle School, said in a statement. “Our staff, students and parents are to be commended for their efforts in helping create a place of excellence at Sartartia Middle School.” . . .
(get the full report of the top 859 schools listed directly from Texas Monthly at: http://www.texasmonthly.com/2007-12-01/feature6.php and the full local report at: http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/3586/30-area-campuses-land-on-texas-monthly-list-of-top-texas-schools)
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