Hardy Oak, Roan Forest named to 2009 Honor Roll

Hardy Oak Elementary School

Hardy Oak and Roan Forest elementary schools have made the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll for 2009. The TBEC Honor Roll award is the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. This award recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in all subject areas compared to other schools with similar student populations.


"We are extremely proud that two of our schools made the TBEC Honor Roll," said Richard A. Middleton, superintendent of schools. "This honor is a reflection of truly dedicated teachers and school administrators who believe that what they do in the classroom makes a difference on a daily basis."


Honor Roll schools have the highest percentage of students who perform at the most rigorous standard commended level in all subjects. Less than four percent of the more than 8,000 Texas public schools receive this honor each year. According to TBEC, the 2009 standards were by far the toughest in the 10-year history of the award. All schools were expected to improve their commended performance from 2008 and have a minimum of 20 percent of students tested perform at the commended level on all tests. 


The schools will be awarded during a reception at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie Street.


The Honor Roll award was established in 2000 by TBEC to draw attention to those public schools that perform at the highest levels. Schools do not apply for this award, rather it is earned based on academic performance. The mission of TBEC is to bring business and education leaders together to help secure the future of Texas.


Article courtesy of North East ISD.