Edinburg Consolidated ISD continues to boast some of the best schools in South Texas and the state as per the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) recent school accountability ratings announcement that showed the district with 15 Exemplary and 14 Recognized campuses for the 2008-2009 school year.

Elementary campuses earning the Texas Education Agency’s Exemplary rating include: Austin, Avila, Cano-Gonzalez, Canterbury, Cavazos, De la Vina, Eisenhower, Escandon, Freddy Gonzalez, Guerra, Jefferson, Lincoln, Magee, Trevino and Truman schools.

Elementary campuses earning the Recognized rating include: Betts, Brewster, Esparza, Hargill, JFK, Lee, LBJ, Monte Cristo, San Carlos, Travis, Zavala and Villarreal schools.

Secondary campuses earning the Recognized rating include: Johnny G. Economedes High School and South Middle School. Edinburg High School and Edinburg North High School came very close to being Recognized, as well, but missed it on some technicalities. ECISD is appealing the TEA’s ruling on those two schools.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rene Gutierrez, said “ECISD educators certainly must be commended for working to enable more children to achieve success this past school year in mastering the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.”

“We will continue to put academic excellence at the forefront of our education programs and make academic success for all students the district’s number one priority,” said Gutierrez.

“Edinburg CISD students are reaching success because our teachers are working to help each child learn. Student achievement means our teachers and principals have succeeded in doing their job,” said Dr. Gutierrez.

“In the new school year, ECISD administration and principals will promote a culture at every school to ensure that parents feel they are a valued partner in their child’s education,” he said. “We will work harder to help those children who need a little more help and support to pass the TAKS so that they, too, may experience student achievement. Student performance is directly connected with how good we as educators are doing our job.”