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ECHS and Regina-Howell Make Texas Honor Roll

Early College High School (ECHS) and Regina-Howell Elementary have been named an Honor Roll school for the 2017-2018 Texas Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). “Being named to the Texas Honor Roll is fabulous! I am super proud of our students,” said Regina-Howell principal Kimberly Janeaux. ECHS principal Melanie Pharis said, “We are thrilled by the recognition for our hard work last year. The ECHS teachers worked continually alongside the students to not only prepare them for upcoming college coursework, but also to be successful with their high school objectives. That hard work resulted sizable gains in student achievement and growth.”

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.

According to ERP and IPE, through national research, they 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.


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