For the second consecutive year, under the new state accountability standards, Whitehouse Independent School District has received the highest score possible, a “Met Standard,” according to results released last week by the Texas Education Agency.

Under this new accountability system, districts and schools receive one of three ratings: “Met Standard,” “Met Alternative,” or “Improvement Required.” The system, which essentially takes a pass-fail approach, is based on four index measures: results from the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), year-to-year student progress, closing performance gaps for low-performing student groups, and college and career readiness at graduation.

Each WISD campus also received an individual rating and earned special distinctions for academic achievement in seven areas.

Brown Elementary received a “Met Standard” overall. The campus also earned a distinction in four areas: Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Top 25% Student Progress, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Cain Elementary earned a “Met Standard” rating and distinction in five areas: Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Top 25% Student Progress, Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Higgins earned a “Met Standard” rating and distinction in six areas: Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Top 25% Student Progress, Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Stanton-Smith received a “Met Standard” rating and distinction in four areas: Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Top 25% Student Progress, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Holloway 6th Grade earned a “Met Standard” rating and distinction in one area: Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps.

Whitehouse Junior High Earned a “Met Standard” rating and distinction in two areas: Top 25% Student Progress and Postsecondary Readiness.

Whitehouse High School earned a “Met Standard” rating and distinction in two areas: Reading/English Language Arts and Mathematics.

“The results are one example of the great job our teachers and staff are doing and a true representation of the team effort put forth by the students, teachers, parents and staff,” said Daniel DuPree, WISD Superintendent. “Whitehouse ISD continues to focus on the growth of each student by working to ensure that each child is successful.”

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