Kennedy Middle School in Pharr, PSJA Early College High School in San Juan, and PSJA Memorial Early College High School in Alamo were among the top schools recognized.
PSJA Early College High School ranked #1 on the list thatevaluates over8,000 Texas public schools.
“We embedded several different platforms that helped us out so that our teachers could communicate with each other, students, and parents,” said PSJA ECHS Principal Dr. Alejandro Elias. “Our teachers were very important as they adapted throughout the pandemic and were always willing to go above and beyond for our students.”
Children At Risk is a non-partisan research and advocacy non-profit dedicated to understanding and addressing the root causes of child poverty and inequality. The list honors schools that have maintained or improved academic performance between the 2018-19 and 2020-21 Academic years.
“We commend all our schools and health services team for continuing to provide our students with a high-quality education, while ensuring their health and safety through this pandemic,” said PSJA Chief of Academics Dr. Rudy Treviño. “Thanks to these tremendous efforts we have been able to safely keep our campuses open, serving our students and families.”
PSJA ISD’s health and safety measures include: the districtwide use of face masks, temperature checks, daily cleaning and disinfection of facilities, and plexiglass dividers, to name a few.
Additionally, as an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider site by the State of Texas, the PSJA Health Services Department has helped administer more than 40,000 Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the community since January 2021.
Most recently, the district started administering Pfizer vaccines for individuals ages 5 and older. A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at the Dr. Daniel P. King PSJA College & University Center from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm.