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Roma ISD Schools Earn Four Top Spots in State, Five Top Regional Spots in New Children at Risk School Guide

For more than a decade, Children at Risk has ranked and graded Texas public schools to help parents, educators, and community members understand how schools in their community are performing, and to spark dialogue on the quality of public education across Texas.

 

This year’s analysis is different from previous years to better address the impact of the pandemic on schools as well as data concerns such as 2019-2020 STAAR data unavailability due to Covid-19 and participation rates and methods for 2020-21 STAAR data. Therefore, this analysis focuses on changes in academic performance during the pandemic with a special focus on school resiliency.

 

Roma ISD is happy to report that five of our schools are highlighted in the new Children at Risk Report! The list honors schools that have maintained or improved academic performance between the 2018-19 and 2020-21 Academic years. Pandemic Resilient Schools are school campuses with 75% or more students classified as economically disadvantaged and also have a history of high performance (A or B, or C Rating in 2018-19). These schools experienced either an increase or no change in academic performance scores during the Pandemic.

 

Roma ISD has three schools on the list of the “Most Resilient Texas Elementary Schools”. R. T. Barrera Elementary School Ranks 2nd in the state and the Rio Grande Valley; Veterans Memorial Elementary School ranks 4th in the state and the Rio Grande Valley; and Delia G. Garcia Elementary ranks 8th in the state and 7th in the Rio Grande Valley. Also, R. & C. Saenz Elementary Schools made the list, ranking 8th in the Rio Grande Valley. In terms of middle schools, Roma ISD’s Roma Middle School ranks 2nd on the list of the “Most Resilient Texas Middle Schools” and ranks 2nd in the Rio Grande Valley. 

 

“I am amazed and proud of the hard work our faculty and staff at Roma ISD put into helping our students continue to thrive during the pandemic, and these rankings show that we are success-focused at Roma ISD despite what obstacles may lie in our way,” expressed Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “I want to thank all the teachers and staff for everything they have given of themselves to keep our students on track, determined to attain excellence in all they do. I want to thank our students for their determination and hard work; they are exceeding expectations and showing their full potential. I also want to thank our dedicated parents for their support of our mission and vision at Roma ISD – nothing is possible without you.”

 

For more information about the Children at Risk ratings visit https://childrenatrisk.org/resilient-schools-21/ to see all the top schools in the state and by region.

 

Children at Risk Report Winter 2021