CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott is in town today to recognize two local schools that were recently classified as Blue Ribbon schools.
For the 2020-21 school year, there are 305 blue ribbon public schools in Texas, serving over 150 thousand students.
The two schools being recognized are the Early Childhood Development Center and Windsor Park G/T Elementary School.
These schools have been recognized by the department of education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence.
Texas Blue Ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 64% versus the Texas public school average of 48%.
And they have a reading proficiency score of 62% versus the 45% statewide average.