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Houston Elementary Named “2017-2018 Texas Honor Roll” School

Bryan ISD’s Houston Elementary earned the title of 2017-2018 Texas Honor Roll School from the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE).

The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Houston Elementary is one of 729 public schools in Texas to earn the distinction. Houston Principal Susan Finch credits a lot of people for the school’s success.

“We are thankful for the hard work of our students and teachers here at Houston,” Finch said. “This recognition is a testament to the sustained focus on academic results and commitment to student success that our school and parent community has shown over the years.”

Jim Lanich, ERP President & CEO, said Houston Elementary was a “clear leader in getting students to grade level and beyond.”  

“We are committed to closing achievement gaps and removing educational obstacles for historically disadvantaged students,” Lanich said. “These bright spot schools and districts are implementing programs and practices that are improving educational equity and accelerating student success. We need to shine a spotlight on their work and encourage others to replicate it.”

ERP is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

In Texas, the ERP Honor Roll program is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

“Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, ERP board chairman. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement, and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”  

Vist www.edresults.org to access the ERP Honor Roll.

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