NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2008
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

GPISD Earns Gold Performance Acknowledgements

           Galena Park ISD, one of only two districts in Texas with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students to earn a Recognized rating from TEA and have all campuses and the district meet AYP standards, received more accolades as the Gold Performance Acknowledgements were announced recently.
           The district earned Gold Performance Acknowledgements for Commended Performance in TAKS Writing and Commended Performance in TAKS Social Studies. Twenty of the district’s 22 campuses that were rated earned one or more Acknowledgements.
           The 2007-08 Gold Performance Acknowledgments (GPA) recognize districts and campuses for high academic performance on various indicators, such as commended performance on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), college admissions tests, and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) examinations. There are 12 different indicators in this program. Each campus and district receives a rating of Acknowledged, Does Not Qualify (did not meet standard) or Not Applicable (Indicator does not apply for the campus).