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Three Edinburg CISD elementary schools have been named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) 2009 Honor Roll for their students’ performance on the TAKS tests, announced Dr. Rene Gutierrez, superintendent of schools.

Making the grade were Canterbury Elementary, Jefferson Elementary and Trevino Elementary schools, said Dr. Gutierrez.

The TBEC 2009 Honor Roll recognized 254 of the state’s most outstanding public schools. Being named a TBEC Honor Roll school is the most prestigious academic award a Texas public school can achieve.

“Every one of our schools in the Edinburg school district works hard and long to help our students do the best they can on the state-mandated tests,” said Dr. Gutierrez “But in the case of these three elementary schools, their principals, their staffs and their parents have proven that a dedicated and united effort can make a big difference when it comes to student success.”

TBEC will recognize all the Honor Roll schools on Nov. 9, 2009 at an awards reception and dinner in San Antonio sponsored by HEB and IBM.

TBEC compiles its Honor Roll by analyzing three years of performance data for all Texas public schools. A school must have a high percentage of students meeting state standards on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in all subjects for three consecutive years, with an emphasis on how many students score at the state's highest standard—commended—on all tests. Each school's student demographics, the number of subjects tested, and the grades served are also considered.

Formed in 1989, the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) is a nonprofit organization of business executives and education leaders dedicated to improving the performance of the public school system by influencing state education policy and stimulating community-based improvement initiatives. Every year, TBEC creates an Honor Roll of the most outstanding public schools in the state.