AISD Posts Solid Gains, Graduating More Students

AISD Posts Solid Gains, Graduating More Students
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August 8, 2014- ­Amarillo ISD and all schools met the state’s standard on academic performance as shown in the accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency.

In the STAAR and End of Course exams, comparisons show AISD students generally outperformed their peers in both the state and region. Math and science remained strong areas for the district. Reading and writing scores generally saw growth either matching or slightly beating the state.

AISD’s four-year graduation rate has increased to a high of 90 percent, two points above the state average and 15 percentage points above the district’s graduation rate five years ago.

“This success is the direct result of teachers focusing on classroom instruction and students giving their best effort,” said Superintendent Rod Schroder. “Our goal moving forward will be to maintain the success we've seen in math and science and continue to grow in English language arts and social studies beyond the good results this year.”

Even though the accountability results show AISD is academically ahead of the curve, district leaders see challenges ahead for continued success. AISD’s economically disadvantaged rate of 67 percent (seven points above than the state average) and the influx of refugee students in recent years are reasons the district must continue to improve classroom instruction.

“High poverty rates correlate with lower passing rates in the classroom, so we are trying to break that connection. In regards to our refugee population, we appreciate the diversity they bring, but the language deficiency for those students is a big challenge,” explains Schroder. “Regardless of those difficulties, as we move into another school year, I want our district to be all about improvement.”

2014 AISD State Accountability Ratings

Overall Summary of Results:

  • All 52 campuses met the state standard.
  • AISD schools received a total of 152 distinguished awards with San Jacinto, Whittier, Woodlands and Tradewind elementaries along with De Zavala Middle School receiving the maximum number of distinctions for their level.

 

Amarillo ISD- Met Standard

Amarillo High School- Met Standard

Caprock High School- Met Standard

Palo Duro High School- Met Standard

Tascosa High School- Met Standard

Allen 6th Grade Campus- Met Standard

Austin Middle School- Met Standard

Bonham Middle School- Met Standard

Bowie Middle School- Met Standard

Crockett Middle School- Met Standard

De Zavala Middle School- Met Standard

Fannin Middle School- Met Standard

Houston Middle School- Met Standard

Mann Middle School- Met Standard

Travis Middle School- Met Standard

Avondale Elementary- Met Standard

Belmar Elementary- Met Standard

Bivins Elementary- Met Standard

Carver Early Childhood- Met Standard

Carver Elementary Academy- Met Standard

Coronado Elementary- Met Standard

Eastridge Elementary- Met Standard

Emerson Elementary- Met Standard

Forest Hill Elementary- Met Standard

Glenwood Elementary- Met Standard

Hamlet Elementary- Met Standard

Humphrey’s Highland Elementary- Met Standard 

Lamar Elementary- Met Standard

Landergin Elementary- Met Standard

Lawndale Elementary- Met Standard

Lee Elementary- Met Standard

Mesa Verde Elementary- Met Standard

North Heights Alternative- Met Standard

Oak Dale Elementary- Met Standard

Olsen Park Elementary- Met Standard

Paramount Terrace Elementary- Met Standard

Pleasant Valley Elementary- Met Standard

Puckett Elementary- Met Standard

Ridgecrest Elementary- Met Standard

Rogers Elementary- Met Standard

Sanborn Elementary- Met Standard

San Jacinto Elementary- Met Standard

Sleepy Hollow Elementary- Met Standard

South Lawn Elementary- Met Standard

South Georgia Elementary- Met Standard

Sunrise Elementary- Met Standard

Tradewind Elementary- Met Standard

Western Plateau Elementary- Met Standard

Whittier Elementary- Met Standard

Wills Elementary- Met Standard

Windsor Elementary- Met Standard

Wolflin Elementary- Met Standard

Woodlands Elementary- Met Standard

 

 

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