2017-06-16 / Life

LHS scores well on high school report


Lampasas High School students graduated in late May, and a report released by the non-profit organization Children At Risk revealed the school ranked close to the top 10 percent in the state, receiving an “A” letter grade. 
DEREK MOY | DISPATCH RECORD Lampasas High School students graduated in late May, and a report released by the non-profit organization Children At Risk revealed the school ranked close to the top 10 percent in the state, receiving an “A” letter grade. DEREK MOY | DISPATCH RECORD The Houston-area nonprofit organization Children At Risk has released its 2017 school rankings to provide the public with information about how Texas public schools are performing and how to improve education.

It gives Lampasas High School an “A” letter grade and ranks the campus number 147 out of 1,376 on its list – just outside the top 10 percent of high schools.

For the past 12 years, Children At Risk has performed its school ranking calculations using the following measures:

• Student Achievement Index – student performance on STAAR reading and math scores.

• Campus Performance Index – a school’s overall campus performance compared to other campuses statewide with similar levels of poverty. This adjustment is made to eliminate bias toward campuses with low percentages of economically disadvantaged students, the organization said.

• Growth Index – student-level improvement over time on standardized test scores in reading, English and math.

• College Readiness Index – high school graduation rates, SAT/ ACT participation rate and scores, and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate participation rate and scores.

Lampasas High School scored quite well on the latest Children At Risk ranking, compared to other high schools in the surrounding area.

Marble Falls High School and Copperas Cove High School were listed as “C-” campuses, ranking number 828 and number 878, respectively, among Texas high schools. Burnet High School scored as a “D-” and fell to number 1,142 on the list.

Among the area schools with which Lampasas High Schools competes in its UIL academic district, scores were as follows:

LibertyHill A-298
SaladoC+655
LlanoC+681
TaylorD+982
BurnetD-1,142

To view the full 2017 high school report, go to http://173.45.238.175/content/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/high_rankings_2017_stw_TO-UPLOAD2.pdf

The organization also ranks Texas public elementary schools and middle schools.

More information is available at http://childrenatrisk.org/content/?page_ id=8074, including ranking data from 2013-2016.

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