The Texas Education Agency’s Division of NCLB Program Coordination has recognized three East Dallas area elementary schools—Bonham, Hexter and Lipscomb—as distinguished campuses for their outstanding performance over the last three years.

Overall, 24 DISD schools made the list this year. That’s way up from eight last year.

“Students in the Dallas Independent School District continue to make our entire community proud by making impressive academic gains,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Hinojosa by way of press release.

“To have schools recognized by the NCLB program as distinguished is encouraging, because it shows that progress is being made to close the achievement gap. This is a tremendous accomplishment by the students and staff.” Schools making the list are Title 1, Part A campuses that were rated exemplary for 2009-2010, met AYP for 2008 and 2009, and have a student population of 40 percent or more low income students.

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