Roma High School Merits Silver Medal in “U.S. News & World Report” Annual List
Roma High Ranks in Top 8 Percent of All U.S. High Schools
Roma High School has earned a silver medal in the “U.S. News & World Report” annual list of Best U.S. High Schools. According to the news outlet, high schools ranking from number 501 to 2,527 were silver medalists with the ranking based on college readiness measures.
Roma High is the only school in Starr County to merit a silver medal in this ranking. The school is ranked #1,490 out of more than 19,753 U.S. high schools measured, which places the school in the top 8 percent of all U.S. high schools. Roma High School is ranked 139th within Texas out of more than 1,869 high schools in the state, which also places Roma High in the top 8 percent of high schools in the Texas.
“I’ve been heading up the academic and curriculum development for Roma ISD for a decade and its very rewarding to see the results of the work of our team put in clear perspective by these results,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “For years we have put a strong emphasis on honing and promoting science and math in our schools from elementary through secondary grades. We are also continually looking at the data to see areas of strength and weakness to identify best practices and provide support to students that may need extra attention. I am so proud of our educators, but most importantly our committed students whose work makes this district shine!”
Roma High School is joined on the list of the 150 best high schools in Texas by 11 other Valley-area schools including Lamar Academy in McAllen, IDEA in Donna, IDEA in Brownsville, the Science Academy in Mercedes, IDEA in Edinburg, the South Texas High School for Health Professionals in Mercedes, IDEA in Mission, the South Texas Academy for Medical Professionals in San Benito, the South Texas Business Education & Technology Academy in Edinburg, IDEA in San Benito and Valley View High School in Pharr.
“All I can say is WOW,” expressed Roma ISD School Board President Leticia Garza-Galvan. “This ranking is a testament to the work of our community coming together to ensure our students have a chance at a brighter future. I think this new generation of parents clearly understands that education is the key to a better life and we have worked in unison to achieve these results.”
“I want to congratulate all students and their families for helping to make academic achievement a priority for the Roma area,” Galvan added. “This is why we asked for the recent bond because we believe in giving our students the best facilities we can offer while working to reduce class sizes and expand offerings to give our students the chance to compete with the best of the best – our kids deserve that opportunity. Long live the Gladiator Nation!”
For more information on the “U.S. News and World Report” annual list of Best U.S. High Schools visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/texas/districts/roma-independent-school-district/roma-high-school-19792.