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COPPERAS COVE – Six campuses in Copperas Cove have been named among the state’s best by the U.S. News & World Report.

In its latest U.S. News Best Elementary Schools, six CCISD campuses were awarded badges for education excellence, placing the campuses in the Top 40% of schools nationwide.

Out of more than 45,000 elementary schools, House Creek Elementary ranked 590th in Texas, performing “above expectations” in Reading performance and “well above expectations” in Math performance.

Clements/Parsons Elementary ranked 726th, performing “above expectations” in Reading performance and “well above expectations” in Math performance.

Hettie Halstead Elementary ranked 911th, also performing “above expectations” in Reading and “well above expectations” in Math.

Martin Walker Elementary ranked 1,036th, performing “above expectations” in Math.

Fairview/Jewell Elementary ranked 1,098th, performing “above expectations” in both Reading and Math.

These rankings and awards are based on the most recent available accountability data from the Texas Education Agency.

In those ratings, all five elementary schools were either “A” rated or approaching an “A” rating.

“I am incredibly proud of the efforts of our schools,” said Amanda Crawley, Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services. “Our students and school staff show passion and dedication for not just education, but our students every day. Regardless of where a school falls in the rankings, we continue to work on improving our systems to support student achievement over time, in order to ensure the highest possible quality of education in our community.”

In middle schools, out of more than 22,000, Copperas Cove Jr. High ranked 651st and also earned the U.S. News Best of Middle Schools award badge for education excellence.

“These awards are a true testament to the work of our students and of our staff in CCISD,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joe Burns said. “We work hard to educate the whole child and focus on growing students in to wonderful adults and are thankful to the U.S. News & World Report for recognizing this work.”

Copperas Cove ISD is no stranger to academic awards. In September 2023, House Creek became the first CCISD campus to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. Three campuses in the district were named Common Sense Schools for their work in teaching responsibility with technology by the national non-profit organization Common Sense.

In the most recently completed assessment cycle, CCISD showed growth in all 20 areas tested on STAAR and End-of-Course exams, out-performing both Region 12 and the state.

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