Four Conroe ISD campuses earn all possible distinctions from TEA

By: Sarah D. Blakelock, CISD
| Published 09/16/2016


THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Four Conroe ISD campuses are among the 400 campuses statewide to achieve a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability ratings along with earning all distinction designations applicable to their individual school. The Texas Education Agency made the announcement Wednesday.

Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size, and student demographics.

Depending on campus grade levels and type, the number of potential distinction designations can vary. Up to seven distinction designations can be earned for

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading;
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics;
  • Academic Achievement in Science;
  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies;
  • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress;
  • Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and
  • Postsecondary Readiness.

“Earning one or more campus distinctions is noteworthy and should be a source of pride in a community,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. “Earning all possible distinctions is a significant accomplishment and should signal to parents that there is extraordinary work taking place on that campus.”

Forty-one of Conroe ISD’s campuses earned one or more applicable distinctions. The Conroe ISD campuses recognized for receiving all applicable distinctions are Anderson Elementary, Buckalew Elementary, Collins Intermediate, and Deretchin Elementary.

To view the 2016 state accountability ratings and distinction designations for all districts, charters and campuses, visit the Texas Education Agency website at