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Schools Celebrate TEA Distinctions with Sweet Treats

Schools Celebrate TEA Distinctions with Sweet Treats 


Merrifield Staff Enjoying Pokey O's


Last week, nine Duncanville ISD schools received a special treat for earning Texas Education Agency (TEA) distinction designations for their 2017 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) scores. TEA distinctions indicate campuses finished in the top 25 percent of 40 comparable schools in growing students, college readiness and advanced performance.


Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith chose to reward teachers and campus staff for their hard work; so Pokey O’s Cookies and Ice Cream was brought in to all nine campuses where employees were served gourmet ice cream cookie sandwiches.  

Next year, the district hopes to recognize even more campuses for distinction designations.


View additional photos from the celebrations.


Campus distinction designations for 2016-2017:


Byrd Middle School – Social Studies, Student Progress and Closing Performance Gaps distinctions

Hardin Intermediate School – Math, Science and Postsecondary Readiness distinctions

Brandenburg Intermediate School – English Language Arts/Reading and Student Progress distinctions

Kennemer Middle School – Science distinction

Central Elementary School – Student Progress distinction

Merrifield Elementary School – Math distinction

Hastings Elementary School – English Language Arts/Reading distinction

Alexander Elementary School – Math distinction

Bilhartz Elementary School – Math distinction