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DeWitt County small schools meet state standards

By Sonny Long
Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.


DeWitt County's smallest school districts did well on the state accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency on Thursday.

Nordheim School District

In Nordheim, a kindergarten-12 district, Superintendent Kevin Wilson is pleased that the district met standards on each index, but he's not sure how pleased.

"It's all so new, I'm still not exactly sure how excited I should be about it," he said. "It's hard to know what it all really means."

Meyersville School District

The Meyersville school district, K-8, also fared well, meeting state standards in all applicable categories.

"We will continue to focus on excellence and meeting the needs of all of our students for the upcoming school year," said Superintendent Tina Herrington.

"We will also be increasing our focus on our students achieving at the advanced academic level on STAAR during the upcoming school year."

Herrington said being a small district allows focus on individual student academic progress.

"We have implemented a strong Response to Intervention program that is allowing our teachers to provide intensive intervention and support to our students," she said.

"Meyersville School will continue to identify any deficits that our students have and address their needs with a sense of urgency."

Westhoff School District

The Westhoff school district also met standards across the board.

"I am pleased that we have received the highest rating issued by TEA for this year," said Superintendent David Kennedy.

"Our staff and students have worked hard to maintain the high standards Westhoff ISD is always striving for.

"It will take several days for me to disaggregate all of the information provided by TEA and to fully realize on what level we are achieving."

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