The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that the Ysleta Independent School District’s Valle Verde Early College High School (VVECHS) is among 26 schools in the state that have been nominated for national 2017 Blue Ribbon recognition. The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education.
“Valle Verde Early College High School has set the bar high in terms of outstanding student performance, innovative learning, and college and career readiness not only within our district, but in the entire El Paso region,” said YISD Superintendent Dr. Xavier De La Torre. “The tremendous work of the students, teachers, and administrators at Valle Verde exemplifies our commitment as a district to providing the best quality education for students and families in our community.”
VVECHS has won numerous accolades from TEA, including receiving all seven distinction designations for its 2016 STAAR test scores, and being named as a model campus. In addition, Valle Verde ECHS has been named among the best high schools in the nation by both Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.
Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels. Announcements of the national award winners will be made in September 2017.