Three La Porte ISD campuses have been named Title I, Part A Distinguished Performance Schools by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
College Park, Heritage and Lomax elementary schools were recognized for students' outstanding academic performance by TEA's Division of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Program Coordination. They are among 1,046 campuses across the state honored for Distinguished Performance, while another 148 were recognized for Distinguished Progress.
To be named a Distinguished Performance school, campuses must have been classified as Title I, Part A campuses for the 2008-09, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years, with 40 percent or more students reported as low income. The schools also must have met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2009 and 2010.
In addition, schools must have earned an Exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency in Spring 2010 and Exemplary or Recognized ratings in Spring 2009 and 2009.
"We are extremely proud of the students and staff at Heritage, College Park and Lomax elementary schools and congratulate them on a job well done," said Isela Montes, LPISD executive director of elementary education.