The Texas Education Agency today announced that more than 400 campuses that achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability ratings also earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school.

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.”

The following 23 Early College High School campuses that earned all possible distinctions applicable to that school are as follows:

  • Alief Early College High School
  • Colorado River Collegiate
  • Veterans Memorial Early College High School
  • Bryan Collegiate High School
  • Northwest Early College High School
  • Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
  • Clear Horizons Early College High School
  • Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School
  • Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
  • Transmountain Early College High School
  • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences
  • Challenege Early College High School
  • East Early College High School
  • Quest Early College High School
  • Judson Early College Academy
  • Killeen ISD Early College High School
  • Early College High School at Midland College
  • Infinity Early College High School
  • Sharyland Advanced Academic Academy
  • Mission Early College High School
  • Early College Academy at Southridge
  • Waxahachie Global High School
  • Valle Verde Early College High School

On behalf of ESC13 and the Texas Education Agency congratulations to the ECHS network of campuses!