33 SA public schools honored for student achievement

Nonprofit Children at Risk ranks school statewide

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer
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SAN ANTONIO - The nonprofit Children at Risk announced Monday the top performing schools and gold ribbon schools in the Alamo City.  

The organization said it analyzed more than 500 public schools in the area.

More than 30 schools were recognized during Monday’s event.

But president and CEO of Children at Risk Dr. Bob Sanborn said the point of the rankings is also meant to help schools that aren’t performing as well.

"So one of the key things, for us, is to figure out how do we turn around these schools that aren't doing so well,” Sanborn said. “But more importantly, how do we fight for these schools at the Texas Legislature so they get the funding they need and so our state can’t complain about them but spend time turning them around?"

Top elementary schools included:

Roan Forest Elementary (North East ISD)
Hardy Oak Elementary (North East ISD)
Vineyard Ranch Elementary (North East ISD)
Hoffman Lane Elementary (Comal ISD)
Wilderness Oak Elementary (North East ISD)

Top middle schools include:

Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio ISD)
Lopez Middle (North East ISD)
Smithson Valley Middle (Comal ISD)
Bush Middle (North East ISD)
Tejeda Middle (North East ISD)

Top high schools include:

Health Careers High School (Northside ISD)
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio ISD)
Travis Early College High School (San Antonio ISD)
Johnson High School (North East ISD)
Judson Early College Academy (Judson ISD)
School of Science and Technology (School of Science and Technology)
Clark High School (Northside ISD)
Reagan High School (North East ISD)
Brandeis High School (Northside ISD)
Smithson Valley High School (Comal ISD)

Top gold ribbon schools include:

Burke Elementary (Northside ISD)
Southwest Elementary (Southwest ISD)
Kriewald Rd Elementary (Southwest ISD)
Leon Valley Elementary (Northside ISD)
Huppertz Elementary (San Antonio ISD)
Oralia R Rodriguez Elementary (Seguin ISD)
Baskin Elementary (San Antonio ISD)
Linton Elementary (Northside ISD)
Arnold Elementary (San Antonio ISD)
Bob Hope Elementary (Southwest ISD)

Terrell Wells Middle (Harlandale ISD)
Mission Academy (San Antonio ISD)
Nimitz Middle (North East ISD)

Performance on the STAAR test, graduation rates and other indicators were all taken into account to come up with the rankings.

Click here to see the nonprofits methodology.

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