AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today announced that more than 400 campuses that
achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability ratings also earned all distinction
designations applicable to their individual school.
Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in performance
indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size, and student demographics.
Depending on campus grade levels and type, the number of potential distinction designations can
vary. Up to seven distinction designations can be earned for
§ Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading;
§ Academic Achievement in Mathematics;
§ Academic Achievement in Science;
§ Academic Achievement in Social Studies;
§ Top 25 Percent: Student Progress;
§ Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and
§ Postsecondary Readiness.
“Earning one or more campus distinctions is noteworthy and should be a source of pride in a
community,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. “Earning all possible distinctions is
a significant accomplishment and should signal to parents that there is extraordinary work taking
place on that campus.”
Campuses that earned all possible distinctions
applicable to that school in 2016 are as follows: Miles High School
Congratulation to Former MHS Principal, Robin Graves, students and the terrific teachers and staff at MHS for this important achievement!
Miles ISD also received the Postsecondary Readiness Distinction. To be included as one of only 24 in the state speaks highly of the quality of programs being offered at the secondary level in the district. Congratulations to Miles ISD for this distinction!