B.T. Wilson Student Wins Geography Bee
B.T. Wilson Sixth Grade students recently had the opportunity to participate in the National Geographic Society’s 28th Annual Geography Bee. Fifteen students began the competition, and after two hours and seven rounds of competition, the field was narrowed to three finalists. In the end, it came down to a final question about the World Cup Soccer Championship, and Carmela Garcia answered correctly, prevailing as the winner. Carmela will now take an online qualifying test with the hope of proceeding to the state competition. State winners will compete at the national championship held in Washington, D.C. in May. For the full press release, click HERE.
Carmela with Teacher, Hysa Reagan
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- Earned the highest possible state accountability rating of Met Standards at each campus and at the district level.
- Scored in the top quartile of comparable Texas school districts and earned the Postsecondary Readiness Distinction Designation. This distinction was granted to only 24 school and charter districts out of a total of 1,227 Texas districts. One of ten districts in Texas to receive Postsecondary Readiness Distinction Designation two consecutive years.
- Exceeded state averages on all 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) subjects tested at the performance levels of Satisfactory Level II and Advanced Level III.
- Earned all Distinction Designations possible on the 2015 STAAR state accountability rating as a district and at Tivy High School and Tom Daniels Elementary School. All other eligible campuses earned two or more Distinction Designations.
- Increased the number of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses from 215 to 287 over a five year period and increased the number of AP examinations taken from 339 to 618 during a five year period (2011–2015).
- Exceeded the 2015 state passing percentage on 14 AP subject examinations.
- Achieved a 100% graduation rate (no drop-outs) for the Class of 2013 as reported on the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
- Earned a “Superior Achievement” on the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for the 13th consecutive year. This is the highest financial rating a district may earn.