News from Dr. Cruz: A lot to celebrate

Team AISD,

We have a lot to celebrate after the Texas Education Agency release of preliminary state accountability ratings for 2015. 

I'm proud to report that 111 AISD schools earned the state’s highest rating of Met Standard. 

Seventy-three schools earned a total of 220 academic distinctions for outstanding performance in student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps or postsecondary readiness. 

Anderson and LASA high schools, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, and Blazier, Graham, Hart, Lee and Zavala elementary schools earned every available distinction.    

That's on top of an all-time high graduation rate of 86.3 percent.

It is because of your dedication and passion that our schools are making great strides. Congratulations on these accomplishments, and thanks for your work to reinvent the urban school experience! 

Paul Cruz, Ph.D.