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East Texas campuses recognized for performance, progress

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) -

Multiple East Texas districts are among more than 400 Texas schools recognized for improvements at campuses where at least 40 percent of the students are considered low income.

The Texas Education Agency on Thursday named this year's high-performing and/or high-progress Title I reward schools, as filed with the U.S. Department of Education. The Associated Press reports that improvements are based on statewide reading and math assessments for the 2013-14 school year and graduation rates.

TEA identified 192 Texas campuses as high-performing and 218 campuses as high-progress. Of the campuses recognized, seven were in East Texas.

Four schools in East Texas were awarded double distinctions for the amount of progress made by students during the 2014-15 school year.

TEA designated High-Performing Schools and High Progress Schools

  • South Marshall Elementary School in Marshall ISD
  • Gus Winston Cain Elementary School in Whitehouse ISD

TEA designated High Progress Schools

  • West Side Elementary at Jacksonville ISD
  • Ned E Williams Elementary at Longview ISD
  • Martins Mill Elementary in Martins Mill ISD
  • Mount Vernon Jr. High and Intermediate schools at Mount Vernon ISD

Education Commissioner Michael Williams said people should be proud of what's taking place at the schools and what it means for the state's future.

Copyright 2015 KLTV. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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