Roma ISD Schools Rank Well In New U.S. News & World Report Elementary, Middle School Ratings
U.S. News & World Report, which is known for its rating of colleges and high schools, unveiled this fall a new rating system for elementary and middle schools across the country. Unlike their college and high school ratings, elementary and middle schools are ranked within the state. The new database allows readers to search by state for institutions that teach elementary or middle school students. School pages have data like enrollment by grade, student-teacher ratio and percentage of full-time teachers who are certified.
Within the rating, all six Roma ISD elementary schools performed very well. Out of 5,150 elementary schools in the state, Emma Vera Elementary School ranks #49, F. J. Scott Elementary School ranks #67, R. T. Barrera Elementary School ranks #135, Delia G. Garcia Elementary School ranks #248, R. & C. Saenz Elementary ranks #341, and Veterans Memorial Elementary ranks #1267. This means that Emma Vera Elementary School and F. J. Scott Elementary School both rank in the top 1 percent of Texas elementary schools; R. T. Barrera Elementary ranks in the top 3 percent of Texas elementary schools; R. & C. Saenz Elementary and Delia G. Garcia Elementary all rank in the top 7 percent of Texas elementary schools; and Veterans Memorial Elementary ranks in the top 25 percent of Texas elementary schools – meaning Roma ISD has the top 5 elementary schools in Starr County.
In addition, Roma ISD’s Roma Middle School ranks #572 in out of 2,690 middle schools in the state of Texas, putting the school in the top 21 percent of middle schools in the state.
“I am so proud of the hard work our staff put into preparing our students for academic rigor and excellence,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “These new accolades really put into perspective that COVID-19 may have been a road block, but Roma ISD managed to push right through it, ensuring our students continue to learn and thrive. I want to thank all our highly committed teachers and staff for their dedication to Roma ISD, as well as the supportive parents of our scholars who continue to push for opportunities and great outcomes for their children.”
To view the ratings please visit https://www.usnews.com/education/k12/search?grade=2.