Four Houston schools awarded Blue Ribbon honors

by James McClister


The U.S. Department of Education recently released its 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools selections, and on its list were four Greater Houston schools.

Since 1982, the national Blue Ribbon Schools program has recognized “public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups,” according to its website. All schools selected have a disadvantaged population of 25 percent or greater.

In Texas, 26 schools were nominated by the state’s education agency, and all were awarded the designation. In Greater Houston, two Alief ISD high schools and two Houston ISD elementary schools received the prestigious honor.

See the full of Texas’ 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools below:

School District School Name
Alief ISD Alief Early College High School
Alief ISD Kerr High School
Azle ISD Cross Timbers Elementary School
Belton ISD Leon Heights Elementary School
Bishop CISD Petronila Elementary School
Borden County ISD Borden County School
Brownsville ISD Brownsville Early College High School
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Rosemeade Elementary School
Dallas ISD George Bannerman Dealey International Academy
Dallas ISD George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard
Dallas ISD School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Edinburg CISD Canterbury Elementary School
Edinburg CISD Norma Linda Trevino Elementary School
Fort Worth ISD Young WomenÕs Leadership Academy
Garland ISD Hillside Academy for Excellence
Houston ISD Lovett Elementary School
Houston ISD Oak Forest Elementary School
Lubbock ISD Margaret Talkington School For Young Women Leaders
Malakoff Tool Elementary School
Miles ISD Miles Elementary School
Panhandle ISD Panhandle Elementary School
Pittsburg ISD Pittsburg Intermediate School
United ISD (Laredo) Trautmann Elementary School
Van Vleck ISD Van Vleck Elementary School
Vista Del Futuro Charter School Vista Del Futuro Charter School (El Paso)
Whitehouse ISD Gus Winston Cain Elementary School

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