Junior High West among standout campuses

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All Pearland ISD campuses meet state standards — and Junior High West is performing particularly well, according the Texas Educational Agency’s recently released 2015 accountability ratings.

The TEA released its ratings this month. Under its STAAR testing program, districts and schools can earn one of three ratings: “Met Standard,” “Met Alternative Standard” or “Improvement Required.”

Pearland district and its 22 campuses all received the “met standard” rating, with 14 schools earning a total of 55 academic “distinctions” through the rating system.

Pearland Junior High West earned all seven distinctions, making it one of only 153 intermediate/high schools statewide to do so.

“Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in that community,” states Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. “Achieving all seven distinctions on a campus or a district-level postsecondary readiness distinction reflects extraordinary work while affirming a strong commitment to students.”

In addition, C.J. Harris and Silverlake elementary schools and Jamison and Sablatura middle schools all earned all distinctions they were eligible to receive.

The TEA announced ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as the more than 8,600 campuses statewide. The report reveals 94 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of “Met Standard.”

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