It is with great pride that I send a copy of the school report card as issued by the Texas Education Agency and can be accessed at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/src/2013/campus.srch.html
Ligarde “Met Standard” in the 2013 Accountability Rating as reported by the state. Performance Indices indicate that Ligarde exceeded the Target scores of Index 1 “Student Achievement”, Index 2 “Student Progress” and Index 3 “Closing the Performance Gap”. Additionally, the school achieved a distinction designation of “Top 25% Student Progress”. What this indicates is that Ligarde has outperformed other schools that are similar in student demographics.
Furthermore, a glance at the STAAR Percent at Phase-in 1 Level II or Above shows significant gains from 2012 to 2013. Most noticeably is the increase of 18 points in Science and 13 points in Reading and Math.
All the teachers, staff and students are to be commended for the excellent growth made. It has been an alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment that has focused our mission. As a result, we have succeeded and we will continue to succeed.
Other news-worthy events have occurred this past month. Our students proudly marched in the WBCA Youth parade. We clapped happily as they walked the parade route. Thank you Mrs. Avina, counselor and Coaches Rodriguez and Vela along with Cheerleader sponsor Ms. Sanchez.
We also had a successful Family Reading Night. Over 300 parents brought their children to read, take Accelerated Reader quizzes, meet the U.S. Border Patrol and munch on popcorn. It was a fun time! Thank you to Librarian Julie Gonzalez and aide Mrs. Hinojosa for all your planning and preparation.
Finally, I would like all parents to become involved in our school activities. Please make every attempt to attend our Monthly “RUUN RUUN/Chats”, Student of the Month events. Our next Report Card Night is on March 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Remember, we are "Cooking Up a Great Year" and we want you there!
Ms. Rosalba Martinez