Johnson Elementary in Bryan ISD just earned the title of 2018-2019 Texas Honor Roll School from the Educational Results Partnership (ERP).
The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Johnson Elementary is one of 855 schools in Texas to earn the distinction. Johnson Principal Amy Thomman credits others for the school’s success.
“I am tipping my hat to all of our Johnson Jaguar teachers and students because this celebration is in honor of them,” Thomman said. “Being named a 2018-2019 Texas Honor Roll School serves as our pump-up song as we continue our mission of growing each and every one of our students, academically and beyond, through innovation, teamwork and determination.”
ERP is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness throughout our educational system. In partnership with educators and employers, ERP charts the pathways that lead to academic success and living-wage jobs. ERP’s goal is to ensure that more students are equipped to enter the workforce with the skills today’s of global economy demands.
Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. Jim Lanich, ERP President & CEO, said Johnson Elementary was a “clear leader in getting students to grade level and beyond.”
“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or ZIP code,” James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO said. “By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”
In Texas, the Honor Roll program is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
“The Honor Roll is the only school and district recognition program in Texas-based solely on objective achievement data,” Marilyn Reznick, ERP board chair said. “Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”
Visit www.edresults.org to access the ERP Honor Roll.
Children First. Always.
Amy Thomman, Johnson Elementary Principal