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Houston’s Mandarin Immersion Magnet School one of 18 to receive A+ rating

July 15, 2019

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[The Mandarin immersion school is listed further down in the story, click to “Please read more link” to read it.]

From The Houston Chronicle

Fresh after getting a new principal, West University Elementary School finds itself among the top of the heap in a new list of Houston ISD schools.

School rankings were announced by Children At Risk, rating thousands of schools in the state and assigning letter grades to each campus. In Houston ISD, 274 campuses were rated with grades running from A-plus to F.

Children At Risk has offices in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. Founded in 1989 in Houston, it touts itself as a “non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of poor public policies affecting children.” It is now a “statewide organization impacting all children in Texas, speaking out and driving change for Texas’ most vulnerable youth for over 30 years.”

In ranking schools, Children At Risk “ranks and grades Texas public schools to help parents, educators, and community members understand how schools in their community are performing and spark dialogue on the quality of public education across Texas.”

Schools are assigned ranks and grades based on “student achievement on standardized tests, student growth year-to-year, and how well schools support economically disadvantaged students. High schools are also evaluated on how well they prepare students for college and career.”

Please see more here.

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