Ten Aldine ISD schools receive Texas Successful School Awards

Ten schools in Aldine ISD were recently awarded Texas Successful Schools Award System (TSSAS) funding from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for having demonstrated the highest levels of sustained success or improvement in achieving educational goals.

TEA made $500,000 available to schools in Texas based on campus performance during the 2000-01 school year. The money was distributed during the 2001-02 school year.

The 10 AISD schools received $15,213 in TSSAS funding. The 10 were: Aldine High School ($2,979), Dunn Elementary ($1,233), Hambrick Middle School ($1,471), Hoffman Middle School ($1,612), Goodman Elementary ($1,115), Raymond Academy ($1,241), Reed Academy ($1,436), Grantham Academy ($1,433), Teague Middle School ($1,466) and Worsham Elementary ($1,227).

The 10 Aldine schools qualified for the monetary awards by having an accountability rating of either Exemplary, Recognized or Acceptable, the campus was in the top 25 percent of its unique comparison group for TAAS reading and math; and the campus exemption rate for each subject area of the TAAS test (reading, math and writing) was not deemed excessive.

According to the TEA, the schools can use the money to enhance academic programs at their respective campuses.