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National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement.

The path to excellence starts with a joint commitment of PTA and school leaders to work together to achieve PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Through the School of Excellence program, the PTA and school will gain new ways to engage families in school decision-making, such as improvements to programs, practices and policies related to education, health, safety or the arts.

The statistics:

  • 169 schools in the United States of America were designated a School of Excellence
  • 42 Texas schools were designated a School of Excellence
  • 34 Garland ISD schools were designated a School of Excellence

Garland ISD schools earning the 2014-16 School of Excellence recognition include:

Elementary Schools

  • Abbett Elementary School
  • Back Elementary School
  • Beaver Technology Center for Math & Science
  • Bradfield Elementary School
  • Centerville Elementary School
  • Classical Center at Vial
  • Club Hill Elementary School
  • Couch Elementary School
  • Davis Elementary School
  • Dorsey Elementary School
  • Golden Meadows Elementary School
  • Heather Glen Elementary School
  • Hickman Elementary School
  • Hillside Academy for Excellence
  • Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
  • Lister Elementary School
  • Luna Elementary School
  • Park Crest Elementary School
  • Pearson Elementary School
  • Roach Elementary School
  • Sewell Elementary School
  • Shorehaven Elementary School
  • Spring Creek Elementary School
  • Giddens-Steadham Elementary School
  • Stephens Elementary School
  • Toler Elementary School
  • Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence
  • Watson Technology Center for Math & Science
  • Weaver Elementary School
  • Williams Elementary School

Middle School

  • Houston Middle School

High Schools

  • Garland High School
  • Naaman Forest High School
  • North Garland High School

Kudos to these outstanding (and persevering) campuses!
And a "shout-out" to Family Engagement Faciltator, Pat Mullins, for helping the schools move forward through the various phases of the application process.

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