Districts in the RGV Receive Postsecondary Readiness Distinction

EDINBURG, Texas - The 2017 accountability ratings for all school districts in the state have been released by the Texas Education Agency, And all of the school districts in the area met standard, as well as their campuses.

A FEW VALLEY DISTRICTS, ALSO RECEIVED THE TEA's POSTSECONDARY READINESS DISTINCTION.

This honor is given to districts with high graduation rates, and good participation and performance on the ACT/SAT exams by their students.

This is the first time districts like McAllen and Edinburg receive this honor.

"Considering that there are over 1,200 districts in the state, and only 58 got it, and we're one of those 58, it's just great news,” said Edinburg CISD Superintendent, Dr. Rene Gutierrez. “It's all the hard work from our students and teachers," he added.

"As a district it's a tremendous honor,” said McAllen ISD Superintendent, Dr. J.A. Gonzalez. “It's something that makes us proud because it proves that our system is effective and proves that we're heading in the right direction," he added.

Achieving this honor had its challenges for both districts.

"The challenges are always the populations that we serve,” said Dr. Gutierrez. “We have migrant students. We have students that are considered at risk due to their low socioeconomic factors, but we never see those as obstacles. We always want to work with our kids. We believe in our kids,” he added.

"When it comes to our system, we take a very scientific approach to look at each students as an individual,” said Dr. Gonzalez. “So we have a value added progress monitoring system, that prescribes what each student needs based on their performance," he added.

Both superintendents also say this recognition motivates them and their teachers to work harder this upcoming school year.


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