Two Victoria elementary schools were recognized for high achievement in student success, according to a Victoria school district news release.

Mission Valley Elementary School and Vickers Elementary School were named to the 2018-2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for high achievement and student success. In all, 855 public schools in Texas were recognized.

The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.

“We are proud to be recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School by educational and business leaders in Texas,” said Mission Valley Elementary School Principal Eric Amsler in a prepared statement. “Our teachers and staff are committed to reaching higher levels of academic achievement and continuously improving our practices. Our Mustangs come to school each and every day with a passion and dedication to learn. Our community supports our commitment to the work that will bring our success. As we are so proud of this recognition, we will still remain ‘humble and kind’ as we find new opportunities to improve to ensure success for all students.”

Educational Results Partnership is a nonprofit that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. The partnership maintains the nation’s largest database on student academic achievement and uses this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts.

Schools that receive the honor roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations, according to the news release.

“We are excited to be named a Texas Honor Roll school for the third time in the past four years,” said Vickers Elementary School Principal Troy White in a prepared statement. “This award is an indication that we are adding exceptional value to our students’ education and consistently reaching the higher levels of achievement. We credit this success to a strong partnership between administration, teachers, staff, students and parents. Each are invaluable, and together we are even stronger.”

Marilyn Reznik, board chair of the Educational Results Partnership, also gave the following prepared statement:

“The Honor Roll is the only school and district recognition program in Texas based solely on objective achievement data. Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”

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