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Aloe Elementary named for state honor roll

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 22, 2011 at 5:22 a.m.


Once again, Aloe Elementary School finds itself in a statewide place of honor: the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Aloe Elementary School has been recognized.

Aloe is among only 253 of Texas schools that were honored this year, representing less than four percent of the state's 8,000 public schools.

The TBEC Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated consistent high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations over the prior three year period. TBEC Honor Roll schools have the highest percentage of students performing at the state's most rigorous standard - commended - in every subject.

VISD Superintendent Bob Moore praised the Aloe staff, students and parents for being diligent in their commitment to excel on the TAKS tests.

"Attaining high performance status based on test scores is difficult, but maintaining that success is truly difficult," Moore said. "Aloe Elementary is showing strength in staying a consistently high performing school. This is a well-deserved honor."

TBEC will recognize all the 2011 Honor Roll schools on Dec. 2, at an awards reception and dinner in Dallas sponsored by H-E-B.

TBEC was formed by Texas business leaders to engage with educators in a long-term effort to improve public education in Texas. Since its formation in 1989, TBEC has become one of the state's most consistent and important forces for improving education in the state. The list of directors and advisers for the organization reads like a Who's Who in Texas business with all fields of business and education represented.

The structure of TBEC has allowed business professionals and educators to begin and to continue a dialogue about how to improve public education for all students.

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