CCISD named Honor Roll District; HJM & POC recognized as Star Schools

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CCISD named Honor Roll District; HJM & POC recognized as Star Schools
Posted on 05/17/2017

Calhoun County ISD has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE) as one of 11 public school districts in Texas to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll School District.

The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. School districts receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For school districts with high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

Additionally, HJM Elementary in Port Lavaca and Port O’Connor Elementary in Port O’Connor have been selected as two of 727 public schools in Texas to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll School. Both HJM Elementary and Port O’Connor Elementary were recognized in the 2016 Honor Roll as “Star Schools”. Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. Both campuses were recognized as “Star Schools” in last year’s Honor Roll as well.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication that all our campus personnel exemplify on a day-to-day basis,” said Dr. James Cowley, Calhoun County ISD Superintendent of Schools. “We are proud to be recognized by education and business leaders in Texas as an Honor Roll School District.”

“These Honor Roll schools are clearly improving outcomes for their students, as the academic data show,” said Charles Miller, chairman of IPE. “The next step is to understand how their educational productivity then translates to economic productivity.”

“Many schools across the country are doing well, even those with high numbers of historically disadvantaged students,” said Jim Lanich, ERP President and CEO.  “The Honor Roll proves that all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success. School and school district leaders have a great opportunity to find out what’s working at these Honor Roll schools and replicate it.”

The Texas Honor Roll program is made possible by generous support from numerous businesses and organizations including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provides support for the STEM Honor Roll.

A full list of the 2016 Honor Roll Districts and Schools can be found at