Stafford MSD earns 16 TEA Distinctions

Stafford MSD earns 16 TEA Distinctions

 By Stafford MSD Communications

 

The Stafford Municipal School District (Stafford MSD) is proud to announce that it has received 16 Academic Distinctions from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the branch of the State Government responsible for overseeing public education, for the 2015-16 school year.

 

Sixteen is the most Academic Distinctions that Stafford MSD has earned in a single school year.

 

Stafford MSD earned at least one – and as many as five – distinctions at each of its five campuses. The district nearly doubled its number of distinctions from last year for one of the strongest academic performances in its 30+ year history.

 

“This is an outstanding accomplishment,” Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic said. “TEA Commissioner Mike Morath and Former TEA Commissioner Michael Williams have both said any school district with eight Distinctions should shout it from the rooftops. And we have 16. We will continue to show that we’re a leader in teaching and learning.”

 

Stafford MSD had the highest number of Distinctions, per capita, than any school district in Fort Bend County.

 

Stafford Primary School (grades Pre-K through 1) is paired with Stafford Elementary School (grades 2 through 4) for the purposes of the TEA Rankings. Together, they achieved every distinction that they were eligible for – only one of five Primary/Elementary campuses in the County to reach that feat.

Together, Elementary/Primary had five Distinctions. Stafford Intermediate School and Stafford Middle School combined to have six Distinctions, and Stafford High School, which includes the Stafford College & Career Center, had five.

 

Stafford MSD Deputy Superintendent Marva Rasberry credited the district’s strong academic growth to the implementation of district-wide initiatives in Math and Literacy.

 

“We have an entire staff dedicated to quality education,” Rasberry said.

 

The SMSD Administration and Staff are pleased with the Distinctions, but far from satisfied. They want to work toward every campus achieving the maximum number of Distinctions possible.

 

Distinctions are awarded for Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, Post-Secondary Readiness and Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading, Math and Social Studies.

 

Stafford Elementary/Stafford Primary (Grades Pre-K through 4)

Top 25 Percent Student Progress

Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps

Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading

Academic Achievement in Math

Post-Secondary Readiness

 

Stafford Intermediate (Grades 5-6)

Top 25 Percent Student Progress

Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps

Academic Achievement/English Language Arts/Reading

Academic Achievement Math

Post-Secondary Readiness

 

Stafford Middle School (Grades 7-8)

Academic Achievement Social Studies

 

Stafford High School (Grades 9-12)

Top 25 Percent Student Progress

Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps

Academic Achievement/English Language Arts/Reading

Academic Achievement Math

Post-Secondary Readiness