Dickinson ISD earns first-ever Recognized School District achievement
It is official! The Dickinson Independent School District is a 2011 Texas Education Agency Recognized School District. In order to be rated Recognized, at least 80 percent of all students and all student subgroups must perform well on the TAKS test.
“This first-ever achievement for Dickinson ISD has come after many years of dedication and hard work on behalf of our students, staff and parents to provide our students with the skills they need to succeed,” said Superintendent Dr. Leland Williams. “We are extremely proud of this achievement and the opportunity it gives us to continue working as a team to build relationships, make connections with our students and help them move forward in their journey to become life-long learners.”
In addition to the district-wide achievement, Dickinson ISD is proud to have one Exemplary, seven Recognized and three Academically Acceptable Campuses. Dunbar Middle School has earned a second consecutive Exemplary rating. Earning Recognized ratings are Barber Middle School and all six of the district’s elementary campuses – Bay Colony, Calder Road, Hughes Road, K.E. Little, San Leon and Silbernagel elementary schools. McAdams Junior High, Dickinson High School and the Dickinson Continuation Center all received Academically Acceptable ratings.
“This is an exciting honor for our district because it recognizes the great things happening in our schools each day, especially in a year when the requirements to reach Recognized or Exemplary status were increased making it harder for districts and campuses to earn the ratings. Our students and staff rose the occasion and performed very well,” said Vicki Mims, incoming superintendent beginning September 1. Mims served as Dickinson ISD Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services for the past 10 years before being hired by the Board of Trustees earlier this summer to become superintendent. Dr. Williams is retiring this fall after 16 years as superintendent.