After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in Texas, the following schools at La Joya ISD were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond: ELODIA R. CHAPA Elementary, ENRIQUE KIKI CAMARENA Elementary, JIMMY CARTER EARLY COLLEGE High School, JOHN F KENNEDY Elementary, LLOYD M BENTSEN Elementary, and WILLIAM J CLINTON Elementary.

These schools have been named Honor Roll schools for the 2017-2018 Texas Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE).

Honor Roll schools are leaders in student achievement and will be featured on the edresults.org website where educators and policy makers seek out high performing schools so that they can replicate success.

The 2017-2018 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, Honor Roll recognition includes high college readiness in students. This year, the Texas Honor Roll recognized 729 higher performing schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and for closing achievement gaps.

Through national research, ERP and IPE have identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and school districts. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college and career.