SAT scores for 2017 were recently released, and BISD’s composite score of 1,073 for critical reading, mathematics and writing is higher than the state average of 1,019 and the national average of 1,070. Average scores on the individual portions of the tests were:
- Critical Reading – BISD scored 540 as compared to the state average at 512 and the national average of 538;
- Mathematics – BISD scored 533 as compared to the state average at 507 and the national average of 533; and
- Writing – BISD scored 464 as compared to the state average at 449 and the national average of 482.
A total of 770 BISD students took the SAT in 2017.
“High school students in BISD continue to show increases in their scores each year,” said Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown. “Even though our students scored above the state and nation this year, the District is committed to continuous advancement of our students, and we will continue to implement curriculum improvement in our pre-advanced placement and advanced placement courses and content areas to improve college readiness.”
On Thursday, September 28, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Smithfield Elementary, in Birdville ISD, was one of 18 elementary campuses in Texas that received this prestigious recognition.
National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels. The Department will formally recognize the 292 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. on November 6 and 7, 2017. The 2017 cohort represents public and non-public elementary, middle and high schools, including traditional, charter, magnet schools, parochial and independent schools in 44 states, the District of Colombia and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Okinawa, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; and West Point, New York.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon Schools flag gracing a school’s building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for schools still striving for excellence. Now in its 35th year, the U.S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,500 schools.
ACT scores for the 2017 graduating class were released this week, and BISD’s composite score of 21.4 for English, mathematics, reading and science is higher than the state composite of 20.7 and the national composite of 21.0. Average scores on the individual portions of the tests were:
- English – BISD scored 20.2 as compared to the state at 19.5;
- Mathematics – BISD scored 21.4 as compared to the state at 20.7;
- Reading – BISD scored 21.8 as compared to the state at 21.1; and
- Science – BISD scored 21.5 as compared to the state at 20.9.
Individual campus scores were 22.4 for Birdville High, 19.7 for Haltom High, and 22.2 for Richland High. A total of 528 BISD students from the 2017 graduating class took the ACT.
“I am proud that our students continue to show improvement on state and national tests,” said Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown.
SAT scores will be released later this fall.
Save the Date!
Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex
9200 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, 76180
Tickets: $5 online presale/$10 at the gate. Students Free.
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Featuring performances by Haltom, Richland, and Birdville High School Marching Bands & Middle School Band Program.
Raffle for Free Year of Private Instrument Lessons ($700 value!) All proceeds benefit the BISD Private Lesson Program
The top three Birdville students who read the most minutes over the summer were recently announced. Grace Downing from Snow Heights Elementary won first place and an iPad mini. Cassie Johnson, Cheney Elementary student, won second place, and Karmina Samaan, Academy at C.F. Thomas student, won third. The second- and third-place winners each won a $100 gift card. Learning A–Z sponsored the 2017 summer reading program.
> View pictures of the Summer Reading Winners