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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2010
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Galena Park High School Honored

         Galena Park High School is one of nine GPISD campuses to earn recognition in the prestigious National Center for Educational Achievement's 2009 Just for the Kids Higher Performing List. These GPISD schools are in elite company since the NCEA deemed only 19 percent of schools in Texas as Higher Performing.
         By comparison, the Texas Education Agency identified 61 percent of schools in the state as Exemplary or Recognized. The NCEA uses standards including student growth, students actual scale scores in the elementary levels as well as the percentage of students reaching the college and career readiness benchmark to identify schools on the Higher Performing List. Galena Park High School was honored for math performance.


Galena Park High School Honored
Shown (l-r) are: Jeff Miller, President of the Board of Trustees; Ruth Yamaguchi, Support Services Coordinator;
James Patton, Assistant Principal; Vicki Rickman, Assistant Principal; Patrick Hollier, Associate Principal;
Christopher Castillo, Assistant Principal; David Lovinggood, Associate Principal; Steve Kinney, Principal;
and Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools.