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McKinney ISD and Five McKinney ISD Schools Make the Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll List

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Dr. Shelly Spaulding|
Thursday, June 20, 2024

The annual ERP Honor Roll program recognizes the highest performing schools in Texas.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a non-profit organization that applies data science to accelerate student success, has released its annual “Honor Roll” list of top performing school districts and schools in Texas and McKinney ISD has been designated a Star distinction on this list.

This is the ninth year that ERP has completed the Honor Roll, which recognizes top public schools, school districts and charter schools that have outperformed their peers in closing achievement gaps, particularly among higher-poverty and historically disadvantaged student populations. The recognition is presented in collaboration with the Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC).

McKinney ISD was just one of three public schools in Collin County recognized.

In addition to the district accolade, five McKinney ISD schools were also named to the Honor Roll: Faubion Middle School, Scott Johnson Middle School, Evans Middle School, Slaughter Elementary, and McGowen Elementary.

In total, 835 schools in Texas made the Honor Roll, approximately 12 percent of the schools in the state. The full list of Honor Roll schools is now posted on ERP’s website at edresults.org/honor-roll.

“This year’s Honor Roll shines a positive light on schools where students are learning the fundamental skills that employers value and look for,” said Dan Kinney ERP’s Board Chair. “We are proud to recognize these higher performing schools and plan on learning about their best practices for accelerating student learning in the critical areas of reading, writing and math.”

The program is part of a national effort to engage business leaders in recognizing successful schools and educational systems and promote best practices that improve student outcomes. Honor Roll schools are recognized for demonstrating consistently higher levels of student achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. To learn more about the methodology used to determine the 2023 Honor Roll schools and districts, click here.

“The Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in Texas based solely on objective student achievement data,” said ERP’s Chief Executive Officer James Lanich, Ph.D. “The goal of the Honor Roll program is to use data to find and highlight successful schools and encourage collaboration among educators on best practices for raising student achievement.”

“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of family income, background or ZIP code,” said Lanich. “By shining a light on successful systems and practices, we hope to spark dialogue amongst educators to replicate best practices throughout the state.”

“Texas Business Leadership Council is proud to partner with ERP to recognize higher performing schools in our state that are preparing students with the skills needed to be successful in a globally competitive workforce,” said Justin Yancy, TBLC President.

About Educational Results Partnership

Educational Results Partnership (ERP) is a nonprofit organization that applies data science and predictive analytics to identify successful public education systems, practices, programs, and policies that are delivering the best results for students. ERP has accumulated the nation’s largest database on student achievement from kindergarten into the labor market. In partnership with educators and employers, ERP charts the pathways that lead to academic success and living-wage jobs. ERP’s goal is to ensure that more students are equipped to enter the workforce with the skills today’s global economy demands.

About Campaign for Business and Education Excellence

The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) aims to improve economic mobility for the next generation of learners by matching talent to jobs and career opportunities. Aligning academic achievements with job market needs, the campaign engages employers while helping learners pursue careers matched to their existing skills and abilities. Learners across the United States can discover how their education opens doors to immediate career opportunities.

About Texas Business Leadership Council

The Texas Business Leadership Council is a statewide network of CEOs and senior business executives who advance a long-term vision of a prosperous Texas in a globally competitive business environment. Visit https://txblc.org/ .

About McKinney ISD

McKinney ISD is located in Collin County, and primarily serves students in the city of McKinney. MISD also serves students in parts of New Hope, Allen, Fairview, Princeton, and Lowry Crossing. McKinney ISD currently enrolls more than 23,000 students in 21 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, two alternative campuses and one early childhood education center. Including administration and support, MISD maintains 68 facilities covering more than 4 million square feet on 603 acres of grounds.

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