San Benito schools celebrate passing grades

SAN BENITO — After having met the state standard, Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega says there is much to be celebrated and excited about in the school district.

According to the latest Texas Education Agency Texas Academic Performance Report, the district has passed, performing within the standards set by the state.

Over the past two years, the San Benito school district has met the standard defined by TEA’s accountability ratings.

“Overall, I think there is a lot of good there,” Vega said. “Like anything, I think there are some things that need to be improved.”

Vega toured the district in January and this was his first close look at test scores.

There are areas of praise that Vega said far outweigh the areas that need further review.

Graduation rates are higher than the region and state average, the district out-performed the state and region in the area of grades three through 12 math and the district out-performed the state in English II and biology.

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