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September 24th, 2009
City recognizes San Marcos schools

STAFF REPORT

The City of San Marcos recently recognized schools that ranked either examplary or recognized in the latest rankings from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings.

Based on how schools perform on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), each receives one of four possible rankings: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

Crockett, Bowie and DeZavala elementary schools all received the exemplary rating. Travis Elementary received the recognized rating. All four schools and their educators were recently honored by Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Kim Porterfield, Mayor Pro Tem Pam Couch and city council members.

San Marcos Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Kim Porterfield honors Crockett Elementary School leaders for the recent “exemplary” rating by the Texas Education Agency. Front row, left to right: Kim Porterfield,  Principal Rick LaBuhn, Connie Bagley, Dalinda Munoz, Mary Hill and Denise Hamm. Back row, left to right: Mayor Pro Tem Pam Couch, and City Councilmembers Fred Terry, Gaylord Bose and John Thomaides. Photo by Don Anders.

San Marcos Mayor Pro Tem Pam Couch honors the leaders of Bowie Elementary School for its recent exemplary rating by the Texas Education Agency. Front row, left to right: Couch, Principal Karen McGowan, Teachers Aide Nelda Flores, Vice Principal Pam Thomas, and teacher Seamus Callahan. Back row, left to right: City Councilmember Kim Porterfield, Head Custodian John Hernandez, and City Councilmembers Gaylord Bose, John Thomaides, and Chris Jones. Photo by Don Anders.

San Marcos Mayor Pro Tem Pam Couch honors DeZavala Elementary School leaders for their exemplary rating. Front row, left to right: Principal Dolores Cruz, Alicia Sarzoza, Yolanda Guerrero, Karen Voss, Darlene Salmon, and Vice Principal Maria Alvarado. Back row, left to right: Couch, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Kim Porterfield and City Councilmembers Fred Terry, Gaylord Bose, John Thomaides and Chris Jones. Photo by Don Anders.

San Marcos Mayor Pro Tem Pam Couch honors Travis Elementary for its recent recognized rating by the Texas Education Agency. Front row, left to right: Couch, Principal Niki Konecki, Principal, and Administrative Assistant Diana Guerrero. Back row, left to right: City Councilmembers Kim Porterfield, Gaylord Bose, John Thomaides, and Chris Jones. Photo by Don Anders.

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One thought on “City recognizes San Marcos schools

  1. It is great to see the city recognizing these schools. I’d love to see some creative thoughts on improving grades 8-12. Note that at those levels, we rate fair to poor.

    Perhaps the city could offer down payment assistance to faculty who demonstrate success at improving the graduation rates for our economically disadvantaged students, or scholarships for economically disadvantaged students going on to attend Texas State University.

    Maybe we could reach out to these students and their parents and help them to understand the options available for getting into and paying for college or trade schools.

    I don’t have the answers, but there are schools that have had remarkable levels of success, so someone has the answers. Maybe the city could seek out some of those people and find out what they have to say.

    Congratulations to our elementary schools. Let’s hope that your success is contagious.

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