WU Elementary Makes Honor Roll
West U Elementary School made the Texas Business and Education Coalition’s Honor Roll for 2009, joining 20 other Houston public schools named to the prestigious list.
The TBEC Honor Roll recognizes those schools with the highest percentages of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard – “commended” performance in every subject.
Only 254 Texas schools made the TBEC Honor Roll. West U has made the TBEC Honor Roll several times.
Other nearby schools that made the TBEC Honor Roll include River Oaks Elementary, T.H. Rogers Elementary, T.H. Rogers Middle School and Condit Elementary School.
An Awards Reception and Dinner for all the Honor Roll schools will be held Monday, November 9 at a dinner in San Antonio sponsored by HEB grocery and IBM. The TBEC is a statewide coalition of major businesses that was formed in 1989 to support public education in Texas.
On his last day as HISD Superintendent, Dr. Abelardo Saavedra said he is leaving HISD better than when he took over.
In a written statement, Saavedra credited the improved rankings of HISD schools to “the support of the board and the dedication and hard work of our central and regional administrators and their staffs, the tenacity and brilliant work of our principals, and the unwavering dedication and extraordinary work that our teachers perform in their classrooms every day,
“I am able to leave behind a school district that five years ago had six Exemplary schools and today has 84, a district where being an Exemplary or Recognized school is the norm and not the exception, a district that beats the state in the percentage of Exemplary/Recognized schools, a district that improved commended TAKS test performance in science by 87 percent, in math by 36 percent, and in reading and social studies by 35 percent over a period of just two years.”