Posted Date: 05/01/2017
Red Lick Middle School was selected by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education as 1 of 727 public schools in Texas to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll School.
The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the Texas academic and business communities have demostrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps amoung student populations. The Honor Roll is comprised of two different awards, the “Star Schools” Award and “Scholar Schools” Award.
Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
“These Honor Roll schools are clearly improving outcomes for their students, as the academic data show,” said Charles Miller, chairman of IPE. “The next step is to understand how their educational productivity then translates to economic productivity. To do this, we must link academic and financial data to measure educational funding vs. student outcomes. Our economy will thrive when we are boosting student achievment without spending more-that is to say, when we are getting the biggest bang for our education buck.”
“Many schools across the country are doing well, even those with high numbers of historically disadvantaged students,” said Jim Lanich, ERP President and CEO. “The Honor Roll proves that all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can acheive this kind of success. School and school district leaders have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these Honor Roll schools and replicate it.”
A full list of the Honor Roll schools, districts, and the STEM awardees can be found at http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRoll?State=TX .
Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE) partner with leaders in the business community in a shared mission: to ensure all students are prepared to succeed in college and career. Together, we work to improve educational productivity at all levels, K through Job. We draw upon the nation’s largets database on student achievement to uncover successful schools, particularly in enconomically disadvantaged districts, and promote thier best practices to schools that want to do better. Since 2016, the Honor Roll has focused business and academic leaders around a common agenda for high performing public schools leading to increased college success and economic productivity.