POSTED: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:38am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:40am
LINDALE — Lindale Junior High School and E.J. Moss Intermediate School have been recognized as National Title 1, Part A Distinguished Performance Schools by the No Child Left Behind Program Coordination at the Texas Education Agency.
The honor was awarded to the campuses for outstanding academic performance. This is the second consecutive year E.J. Moss has received the honor and the first time for Lindale Junior High School.
Title 1 schools receive federal funding to meet the needs of at-risk and low income students. To be named a Distinguished Performance School, both campuses achieved a rating of Exemplary from the TEA during the spring of 2010 and a rating of either Exemplary or Recognized during spring 2009 and spring 2008. E.J. Moss was rated Recognized in 2008 and Exemplary in 2009 and 2010. Lindale Junior High School was Recognized in 2008 and 2009, and Exemplary in 2010.
A Distinguished Performance School must also serve a student population of 40% or more low-income students during the 2010-2011 school year. The campuses also met the criteria for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2009 and 2010.
“What an honor to be recognized with this outstanding award for the second year in a row,” E.J. Moss Principal Lori Anderson said. “Our teachers and support staff work diligently every day with all of our students, and this is a direct reflection of their effort and expertise. We also have outstanding students who have very supportive parents, and all of this combines to make for a successful situation.”
“We are very honored to be recognized with this award,” Lindale Junior High School Principal Vicki Thrasher said. “It is a testimony to the hard work of our faculty and students.”
The two schools will be recognized during a ceremony at the Region VII Education Service Center later this spring.
From Lindale ISD