Valley Schools That Don’t Meet State Standards

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At least three schools in the Rio Grande Valley did not meet the Texas Education Agency’s standards including Lincoln Park School in Brownsville, Miller Jordan Middle School and Gateway to Graduation Academy in San Benito. 

The Brownsville Independent School District has a plan to get Lincoln back on track. 

“We’re going to be working with that school, we’re identifying with what that school needs to get a better score for next year,” said Timothy Cuff, BISD Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. 

BISD was one-point shy from getting an A rating from the Texas Education Agency, but was limited to an 89 because Lincoln Park School, an alternative high school for pregnant teens and teen parents, received an overall scaled score of 59.

“We’re looking at personnel issues, what do they need to become successful if there’s more that we can do in terms of added staff, be at a teacher, a teacher aid,” Cuff said. “We’ll be looking at technology, what can we do in technology at that campus to maybe help the students from that angle.”

And BISD was not the only district in the Rio Grande Valley that had a school that failed to meet state standards.

San Benito Consolidated Independent School District received an overall score of 78 or C rating, with two schools receiving failing ratings.

Miller Jordan Middle School received an overall score of 59, and Gateway to Graduation Academy, an alternative education campus. received an overall score of 58. 

Districts, campuses and charters can repeal their letter grade, TEA will post their final rankings in December. 

News Center 23 reached out to San Benito CISD for comment on their rating, and they have not responded yet. 

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