Olney ISD and all three of its individual campuses have been given the top ranking available this year from the Texas Education Agency. Olney Elementary, Olney Junior High and Olney High School each received the “Met Standard” ranking after a review of student performance data.

 The accountability system has changed thanks to new STAAR requirements, and now only includes the rankings of “Met Standard” and “Improvement Required.” According to Elaine Reno, the district’s curriculum director, Olney ISD and its students had to meet requirements in Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Post-Secondary Readiness.

“A student has to meet the standard on each index,” Reno said. “We’re well above on all of those.”

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