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Roma ISD Earns Back-to-Back “A’s” for Academics from TEA

With the release of the preliminary 2018-2019 Academic Accountability Ratings by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Roma ISD becomes the only school district in Starr County to earn an “A” rating for two consecutive years. Roma ISD earned an “A” for the 2017-2018 school year as well, and was the only school district in Starr County to earn an “A” from TEA.


“The new A-F rating system is the most stringent system ever put forth by TEA, holding school districts to very tough standards, and we are so proud that Roma ISD continues to lead the charge in ensuring academic excellence in Starr County,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “Our work in The Gladiator Nation is a team effort between our students, faculty, staff, parents and community members to foster an optimal environment for students to learn and grow. I am very proud of everyone at RISD because it takes a family of thousands focused on a common goal to make these accomplishments a reality.”


In addition to earning back-to-back “A” ratings for academic accountability from TEA, Roma ISD was named the 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education Small District of the Year, a highly selective state-wide recognition honoring districts for excellence in all facets of operations. Roma ISD also celebrated the nomination of Emma Vera Elementary School as a 2019 U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School. In June, Roma ISD was again named a Texas Honor Roll School District, one of only 6 in Texas. And topping off the district’s many accomplishments in 2018-2019, Superintendent Carlos Guzman was named the Region 1 Regional Superintendent of the Year.


“This has truly been a banner year for RISD, which is the fruit of years of dedication to achieving an elite level of operation,” added Guzman. “There can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Roma ISD is THE place to be!”


Roma ISD Earns Back-to-Back “A’s” for Academics from TEA