District schools receive banners touting their TEA distinctions


Earlier this month, Dallas ISD schools that earned all possible academic distinctions from the Texas Education Agency were given banners to hang in their schools.

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

The schools include:

• Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Center
• Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
• George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy
• Dallas Environmental Science Academy
• Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School
• W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy
• George H.W. Bush Elementary School
• Harry Stone Montessori Academy
• Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
• Lenore Kirk Hall Elementary School
• Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
• Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School
• Eladio Martinez Learning Center
• John J. Pershing Elementary School
• Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
• Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
• Arturo Salazar Elementary School
• Sam Houston Elementary School
• Alex W. Spence Talented and Gifted Academy
• J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard
• Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary School
• Thomas Tolbert Elementary School
• William B. Travis Academy for the Academically Talented and Gifted
• Walnut Hill Elementary School
• W.T. White High School


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