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Reyes Elementary School ranked a 2024 best elementary school in the nation
Posted on 11/15/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Reyes Elementary School ranked a 2024 best elementary school in the nationCongressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes Elementary School stands among the top-ranked public elementary schools in the country. The school is a 2024 Best Elementary School, based on rankings by the U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News published rankings and data on more than 79,000 public elementary and middle schools nationwide. Reyes Elementary placed among the top 40% of elementary schools in the state of Texas and number one in the District.

“We are pleased to be ranked amongst the best elementary schools in the nation,” Reyes Principal Dr. Jessica Melendez-Carrillo said. “Our teachers and staff do a great job at preparing our students to be successful and our students work hard to do the best they can on schoolwork and tests. This ranking is a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

According to U.S. News, the rankings focused on state assessments of students who were proficient or above proficient in mathematics and reading/language arts while accounting for student backgrounds, achievement in core subjects, and how well schools are educating their students. Student-teacher ratios are applied to break ties in the overall score.

The 2024 Best Elementary and Best Middle Schools rankings are based on publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Education. For district-level rankings, at least two of the top performing schools must rank in the top 75% of the overall elementary or middle school rankings to qualify for district-level recognition.

At Reyes Elementary School, 47% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 54% scored at or above that level for reading.

"The 2024 Best Elementary and Middle Schools rankings offer a way for parents to get a snapshot of their child's school and how well it's doing within its community," said LaMont Jones, managing editor for education at U.S. News. "Easily accessible data on student-teacher ratio, district spending, and the number of school counselors available at the school can keep parents informed and involved."