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PHS Recognized as a 2011 NCEA Higher Performing School

Published Dec. 28, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m.

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Post High School as a 2011 NCEA Higher Performing School. Post High School received Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:

* Grade 10 Social Studies had 100% passing rate and 56% commended.
* Grade 11 Social Studies had 97% passing rate and 76% commended.

The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for the Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school's Commended Performance results on the spring 2009-2011 TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) test. NCEA's higher performing methodology controls for school and student demographics to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and to demonstrate that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code. NCEA provided award certificates to each Higher Performing School and the district.

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