In a report on STAAR test score accountability to the Sulphur Springs School Board, Superintendent Michael Lamb cited high school success as something to be celebrated at all grade levels. He says students are learning at all grade levels. Lamb said the high school was just three points away from being as perfect as they could be in this accountability system.
The local high school was compared by the state to 39 other schools of similar size and socio-economic levels. Lamb said the scoring system can cause one to be elated in May but not so much in August. He pointed out that the comparison is both a good and bad system. He said that the comparison to other schools differs with each campus level. He stated the middle school is compared to one school in districts where the district as a whole has more resources to assist the specific school.
Lamb says that the high school score is the result of the students entire academic career to that point. Thus, the good scores for the local high school reflects a good foundation for public education locally.