All Roma ISD Elementary Schools Ranked Texas Honor Roll Star Schools
RISD Earns Honor Roll District Distinction
For three years in a row, Roma ISD is recognized by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE) as a Texas Honor Roll District. Roma ISD is named as one of only seven Honor Roll Districts in the state of Texas for 2018, joined on the list locally by Los Fresnos ISD, Sharyland ISD and Edinburg ISD.
School districts like Roma ISD that earned the Texas Honor Roll distincti on demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. All six of Roma ISD’s elementary schools including, Emma Vera Elementary School, F.J. Scott Elementary School, R. & C. Saenz Elementary School, R. T. Barrera Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Elementary School and Y. B. Escobar Elementary School were additionally named Texas Honor Roll Star Schools.
“We are so proud of all our elementary schools for continuing to achieve such high levels of success,” explained Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “The Texas Honor Roll is part of a national effort known for an extensive and rigorous analysis of student achievement in public schools. We are thrilled that our district continues to earn this recognition and that the teams at all our elementary schools are being recognized for their dedicated effort to ensure the best education for all students in our district. We also sincerely congratulate the students for their hard work, which has earned their schools these outstanding recognitions. We also want to thank our parents for their continued support of the students and our staff.”
Also standing out this year are Emma Vera Elementary School and F.J. Scott Elementary School, which both earned a special designation on the Texas Honor Roll as STEM Honor Roll Schools for the percentage of low-income students that have high levels of math and science achievement. This is the second year in a row F.J. Scott Elementary has earned this recognition.
“This year, the Texas Honor Roll recognized 729 higher performing schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and for closing achievement gaps,” said Dr. James S. Lanich, ERP President and CEO. “Through national research, we have identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and school districts. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college and career.”
For more information about the Texas Honor Roll Program visit http://edresults.org/Hon orRoll/HonorRoll.
Dena Laurel and Elsa Cruz will be honored by the Roma ISD School Board at the May School Board meeting and will represent the district in the Region One Regional Teacher of the Year Competition. Good luck to both amazing teachers!
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We are excited that your family is part of our Gladiator Nation community, which shares a rich tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence. Roma ISD helps more than 6,400 students learn and mature into the leaders of tomorrow.
At Roma ISD, our academic record speaks to the quality education students earn at our nine schools. With six Texas Honor Roll Schools, a Blue Ribbon School, top-ranking secondary schools and multiple regional and state qualifiers in academic UIL, there is no doubt that our Gladiators prove time and again that the education they earn makes them highly competitive in college and in the work force.
We offer a variety of activities to ensure our students have a well-rounded academic experience. Our fine art and sports programs are some of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley and are available to all students starting in the 6th grade, resulting in a legacy of state champions, state qualifiers and even national championships.
We also offer a variety of programs that allow students to engage in hands-on, technical training that not only lead to regional and state accolades, but also ensure students leave our doors career-ready.
All of this is available to you right here in your community. You make it possible. Thank you for sharing our Gladiator Nation Pride and know that my door and the door of all our Roma ISD staff is always open to you.
Carlos Guzman, Roma ISD Superintendent