2016-08-11 / Front Page

BHS staff honored

By Becky Holland,

Earlier in the summer, the U.S. News and World Report announced its best high schools’ ranking – something the news publication has done since 2007.

Among those high schools receiving a bronze medal in national rankings was Brownsboro High School. Schools are identified based on performance on state-required tests and how well students are prepared for college.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, the best high school ranking is provide an ‘unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all students – from the highest achieving to the lowest achieving – in preparing students to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.’ (Source – usnews.com)

Brownsboro High School Principal Brandon Jones will take that honor. “I was contacted, and they told me congratulations that our school was now a national ranked school,” Jones said with a smile.

“In taking a long look at the cross section in the student body and our demographics by how they perform, this speaks volumes for Brownsboro,” he said.

“Basically, they are telling us that we are one of the best high schools in the nation,” Jones said. He credits everyone employed at BHS as making this happen. “Our teachers are the guiding force, but all the staff from the janitors to the office staff to the nutrition personnel – everyone has had a part in providing our students the quality education and positive environment we do have here,” Jones said. His plan was to honor his teachers and staff in a special way at the Aug. 10 BHS teacher and staff retreat.

“Every single person here make this happen – for the education to happen, we had to have clean classrooms and our office stuff keeps us organized,” he said that the honor really was a result of a team effort – including the students who were dedicated and worked hard.

“This just means the world to us … One of our goals is to become the premier high school in the nation. Some folks might have thought we were crazy for putting that goal in to place, especially being from rural Texas,” Jones said continuing, “but look at this – the U.S. News and World Report has recognized us as one of the best in the nation.”

He paused, “This just helps us to see that we are moving in the right direction to accomplish our goals.”

Jones said, “We are just one step closer to our goal.”

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