Award Year: 2020
Redwater Junior High will provide every student every day with a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment and promote self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning.
- Black/African American: 3%
- White: 89%
- Hispanic: 4%
- Two or more races: 4%
Redwater Junior High is a rural school with an enrollment of 200 students located in northeast Texas. The campus serves grades seventh and eighth in a small town where the school is the hub for community activity. A gem of the piney woods, the campus has grown into a powerhouse known for academic achievement as a result of the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders.
Redwater Junior High is passionate about building lifelong learners prepared to face real-world problems. The strong relationship between staff, parents, and students creates the triad upon which a familial foundation has been established to nurture students to meet or exceed high expectations. Teachers, students, and parents work together to set targets in alignment with state standards and a scaffold is erected for students to ascend, level by level, to reach their individual goals.
The gains made in addressing achievement gaps can be attributed to the time reserved at the end of each day for students to focus on specific academic needs as they arise. Students receive pre-teaching, intervention, or enrichment activities based on weekly data analysis. Teachers work as professional learning communities with grade level and vertical teams to assure every student is receiving the support they need.
In 2019, the school earned an "A" rating from the Texas Education Agency along with distinctions in academic achievement in mathematics, academic growth, postsecondary outcomes, and closing the gaps. Redwater Junior High prioritizes the success of all students so they are prepared for not only the next level in their educational journey but life beyond the classroom.