Lomax Elementary School was recently named an Honor Roll School by the Texas Business Education Coalition. This award was established in 2000 to draw attention to public schools that perform at the highest academic levels.
Honor Roll schools must have demonstrated and maintained outstanding student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. Based exclusively on Commended Performance standards, TBEC Honor Roll schools performed at this level of achievement for at least three consecutive years on all subjects tested.
A total of 253 Texas schools, representing less than 4 percent of the public schools in Texas, were named to the Honor Roll. They include 181 elementary schools, 38 middle schools and 34 high schools.
The announcement of this prestigious honor follows the selection of Lomax Elementary as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The 304 campuses chosen as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools were selected based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps.
The Department honored the entire 255 public and 49 private schools with their National Blue Ribbon School awards at a conference and awards ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C. Lomax Elementary, which is also a Texas Exemplary School, is one of only 26 schools in Texas awarded this honor and one of nine of the state's campus honored for high student performance.
Lomax Elementary was also recognized for its selection as a National Blue Ribbon School at the Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference in Austin on Jan. 30. Several representatives of the Lomax Elementary staff were on hand to be honored during the ceremony.