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Children at Risk Releases 2014 List of top schools

Tamara VanCleave

Tamara VanCleave, principal at Vineyard Ranch, addresses the audience as the top-ranked elementary school.

North East ISD has been recognized as one of the top ten school districts in the Children at Risk list of elite academic learning institutions. In addition, NEISD is home to three of the top 10 high schools; four of the top ten middle schools; and five of the top ten elementary schools. Children at Risk is a nonprofit organization that works to "improve the quality of life for children through research, collaboration, and advocacy."

At a press conference at the Young Women's Leadership Academy on May 19, Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Children at Risk, awarded district leaders with a certificate of achievement.

Researchers looked at test scores, poverty rates, graduation rates, and reading/math gains among other indicators. They ranked a total of 485 schools in the San Antonio area. The top ten high schools and top five middle and elementary schools were recognized at the event.

District leadership take a group photo.

(L to R) Kathy Bieser, ISA principal, Lola Folkes, Hardy Oak principal, Martha Staufert, Roan Forest principal, John Hinds, Encino Park principal, John Mehlbrech, Johnson principal, Barry Lanford, Lopez principal, Gary Comalander, Bush principal, Cory Caroll, Stone Oak AP, Tamara VanCleave, Vineyard Ranch principal, and Brenda Shelton, Reagan principal, take a
group photo after the press conference.

Congratulations to the following NEISD schools:

High Schools:

International School of the Americas #2

Reagan High School #3

Johnson High School #6

Middle Schools:

Bush Middle School #2

Lopez Midde School #3

Tejeda Middle School #7

Bradley Middle School #10

Elementary Schools:

Vineyard Ranch Elementary School #1

Hardy Oak Elementary School #2

Roan Forest Elementary School #3

Encino Park Elementary School #4

Stone Oak Elementary School #5

Wilderness Oak Elementary School #8

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Technology):

Reagan High School #2

International School of the Americas #3

Johnson High School #5

Churchill High School #6

For more information on Children of Risk, click here.

 

Posted on May 19, 2014