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GISD Awarded Multiple Accountability Distinctions

Greenville ISD announced earlier this week that all campuses and the district as a whole met all state standards for the 2012-2013 year under the Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability system. In addition, the district received official reports from TEA today announcing that multiple campuses were awarded distinction ratings.

Distinction ratings are based upon comparisons with forty demographically-similar campuses. GISD was rated against campuses from Denton, Royse City, Mesquite, Austin and New Braunfels among others.

Bowie Elementary, Carver Elementary and Travis Elementary all earned the “Top 25 Percent Student Progress” distinction. Greenville Middle School earned the “Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA” distinction. Greenville High School earned the “Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA” and “Academic Achievement in Mathematics” distinctions. Houston Education Center, L.P. Waters Early Childhood Center and the district as a whole were not eligible to receive distinctions under the new accountability system. 

Superintendent Don Jefferies stated, “I am continually proud of our students, teachers and staff. I know our students are receiving a world-class education.”

In recent years, Greenville ISD has initiated Product Oriented Education (POE), a project-based learning approach to curriculum. The education model has resulted in the vertically-aligned robotics program, STEM academy, Solar Car team, Destination Imagination successes and more. Through these cooperative learning opportunities, Greenville ISD has set the stage for accountability success.