Award Year: 2020
The mission of Hobbs Williams Elementary is to build life-long learners by developing relationships, motivating and inspiring students, and promoting academic excellence.
- Black/African American: 12%
- White: 6%
- Hispanic: 79%
- Asian: 3%
- Two or more races: 1%
Hobbs Williams Elementary was on the verge of an "Improvements Required" rating from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in 2015. Under new leadership, the campus vowed to create lifelong learners and promote academic excellence through culturally responsive instruction. While the faculty and staff knew they had many challenges to overcome, they set out to effectively educate each diverse learner on campus and meet their individual needs.
While analyzing data teachers realized that many students were performing below grade level and needed intense remediation. A Response to Intervention (RtI) Committee was formed and each student performance level was analyzed in depth to determine their areas of strength and weakness. The RtI Committee met with teachers one on one to determine which students required the most urgent individual intervention to meet them on their level and provide academic support in the area of need. The use of RtI has been a key factor in student progress, which has led to the overall success of the campus. RtI continues to be a core component of the campus to ensure that every students' needs are met.
In the spring of 2018, the campus earned five distinctions from TEA: Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading, Science, Academic Growth, Closing the Achievement Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness. In 2019, the campus added Academic Achievement in Math and achieved an "A" rating.