Wednesday, August 4, 2010

San Marcos Local News-Black, Hispanic Students in TX Leap Ahead

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(Story reported by San Marcos Local News Staff)

San Marcos CISD took a big leap forward last week, when the Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings placed the school district in “recognized” status.

The San Marcos district vaulted to the second highest rating from last year’s ranking of “academically unacceptable,” which is the lowest ranking.

Even though all of the San Marcos CISD were at least ranked “academically acceptable last year,” the district, as a whole, was ranked as unacceptable because it graduated only 74.5 percent of its economically disadvantaged students within four years of their entering high school. A graduation rate of 75 percent would have made the school district “academically acceptable.” 

(click here to read the full story on the San Marcos Local News website)

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