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21 Socorro ISD schools earn A-rating in 2022 TEA accountability ratings

All district schools receive a passing grade 

2022 A Rating Graphic

With a continued focus on helping all students achieve their highest potential, 21 schools in the Socorro Independent School District earned an A-rating in the first state accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) since 2019. All 47 rated schools in SISD received a passing grade, including 23 B-rated campuses. Overall, the district earned a B+ with a numerical rating of 88. 

The ratings reflect the dedication of educators and support staff who have worked purposefully to address students’ academic, social, and emotional needs to get them back on track after two years of challenges due to the pandemic. Parents can visit for detailed information on SISD’s district and campus ratings.

“There is no doubt that Socorro ISD teachers, staff and administrators are incredible educators and have been delivering outstanding instruction with excellent support systems to assist students to excel in their studies and readjust during this most challenging time in education,” said SISD Superintendent Nate Carman, Ed.D. “I appreciate the resiliency, hard work and commitment of our teachers that has led to this achievement. I also am proud of our students for their determination and focus to achieve their best in and out of the classroom.” 

Socorro ISD has maintained its commitment to deliver endless opportunities for students to succeed in academics and beyond by providing innovative, successful programs to prepare students for college, careers, and life. The state ratings cap off results from a highly successful 2021-2022 school year for Socorro ISD students. 

In May, Team SISD celebrated 3,600 graduates in the Class of 2022 who, together, earned more than $61.8 million in scholarships, grants, and military awards. Twenty-one SISD athletic teams won championships and 92 students signed to continue their athletic and academic career at the collegiate level. The SISD Fine Arts department earned the Best Communities for Music Education Award from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the sixth consecutive year, and a list of performing and visual artists/groups won regional and state recognition for their talents.

This district also has expanded opportunities to engage and provide specialized instruction for elementary students by opening a new STEAM academy and a fine arts academy, which will enhance their overall learning experiences. Read more about the Escontrias STEAM Academy and Paso Del Norte Fine Arts Academy at  

“This great Team SISD hasn’t skipped a beat in its work to continuously improve our function and ultimately provide more opportunities for all students and team members to reach their goals,” Dr. Carman said. “I am grateful for all our employees’ efforts and the remarkable support from our Board of Trustees, parents, volunteers, and partners in education who are critical in helping us deliver endless opportunities for all our students to succeed.” 

About SISD

The Socorro Independent School District serves more than 47,500 students with innovative instruction in 50 campuses districtwide. SISD is an outstanding educational institution having been recognized at the local, state, and national level with many achievements. SISD is dedicated to offering endless opportunities in all schools focusing on college and career readiness for all students. SISD educators are highly qualified, effective professionals and are dedicated to their students, schools, and communities.  

Socorro ISD A-Rated Schools  

Benito Martinez Elementary School

Bill Sybert School

Cactus Trails Elementary School

Campestre Elementary School

Col. John O. Ensor Middle School

Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School

Helen Ball Elementary School

Horizon Heights Elementary School

Jane A. Hambric School

John Drugan School

Loma Verde Elementary School

Lujan-Chavez Elementary School

Mission Early College High School

Myrtle Cooper Elementary School

O’Shea Keleher Elementary School

Options High School

Robert R. Rojas Elementary School

Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary School

Sgt. Jose F. Carrasco Elementary School

Spec. Rafael Hernando III Middle School

Vista Del Sol Elementary School 


Published August 16, 2022

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