The Texas Education Agency has identified Ned E. Williams Elementary School as a high-progress Title I school for 2014-15.

TEA identifies Ned E. Williams as High Progress

Thu Apr 30, 2015
It is among 218 campuses across the state to receive the distinction.

Title I schools are defined as campuses with a student population of at least 40 percent low-income.

The identification of high-performing and/or high-progress Title I schools is a part of the state’s conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001).

A high-progress reward school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps (based on state accountability system safeguards in the 2013-2014 school year).

"While we talk of the need to close the education achievement gap, the real work in accomplishing that goal is already taking place on these campuses," Commissioner of Education Michael Williams said. "…We should be proud of what’s taking place at these schools and what it means for the future of Texas."

Ned E. Williams has attained the TEA’s Recognized status since it opened its doors in 2010 and was among only two Longview ISD campuses in 2013-14 to earn five STAAR distinctions.  Dr. Cynthia Wise is Ned E. Williams' principal.