Five districts receive recognized ratings
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Oct. 13, 2004 -- Five of the seven school districts within Hopkins County received a recognized ranking on the 2004 district Academic Excellence Indicator System reports, according to Texas Education Agency.

Cumby, North Hopkins, Miller Grove, Saltillo and Sulphur Bluff Independent School Districts were all recognized while Sulphur Springs and Como-Pickton school districts were ranked academically acceptable.

Overall, Sulphur Springs' academically acceptable rating was based on accountability results from all eight campuses. Austin Elementary, Lamar Elementary and Bowie Elementary all received exemplary ratings, while Early Childhood Learning Center, Travis Elementary and Douglas Intermediate schools were recognized. Sulphur Springs High School and Middle School received academically acceptable ratings.

Como-Pickton's academically acceptable ranking was based on both C-P CISD and Holy Highway school in Pickton receiving that ranking. Cumby ISD's overall recognized rating reflects the high school's academically acceptable ranking and an elementary ranking of recognized.

North Hopkins' individual campus rankings were just the opposite, with the elementary ranked academically acceptable and high school ranked recognized.

These figures reflect results of the Texas Assesment of Knowledge and Skills test, known as TAKS, which according to educators was a much more difficult evaluation than its precedessor, the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test. This also marks the first year the TAKS test results factor into the district AEIS rankings.

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