Student Success


Eighteen Brownsville Independent School District schools were named to the 2019–20 Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll for their high achievement in student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Brownsville ISD is one of 300 public school districts in Texas to be recognized.

The 18 schools that were named are Benavides Elementary, Breeden Elementary, Brite Elementary, Brownsville Early College High School, Egly Elementary, Garden Park Elementary, Gonzalez Elementary, Keller Elementary, Longoria Elementary, Manzano Middle School, Ortiz Elementary, Paredes Elementary, Pena Elementary, Pullam Elementary, Putegnat Elementary, Sharp Elementary, Vela Middle School, and Yturria Elementary.

“We are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders through the ERP Honor Roll,” said Dr. René Gutiérrez, BISD superintendent of schools. “We are continually striving to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students. Our teachers and administrators are fully committed and we are thrilled to see their hard work and dedication produce such positive results.”

The 2019-20 Honor Roll is developed by ERP, a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts.

Some important facts about the ERP Honor Roll are that it is the only award given in collaboration with business leaders, it includes graduation and dropout rate data, and it establishes a higher bar of performance than any other award.

“Brownsville ISD did not apply for these awards,” Gutiérrez added. “Our results led them to us and because of our accomplishment, we will be featured on the ERP Honor Roll website. We are thankful for the hard work of our students and teachers.”

Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For districts with high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness. To access the ERP Honor Roll, visit

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