Four Lamar CISD elementary schools are among only 501 campuses in Texas to be named Distinguished Title I Schools.
Bowie Elementary, Long Elementary, Ray Elementary and Velasquez Elementary are all part of the Distinguished list.
The Texas Education Agency’s Title I, Distinguished Schools designation recognizes schools that have demonstrated strong academic performances over a three-year period. All these Title I, Part A schools achieved the Academically Exemplary rating for the present school year and have a residing population of 40 percent or more low income students, as reported on NCLB Consolidated Application for Federal Funding. Distinguished Performance Schools also have achieved a minimum of a Recognized status for the two previous years.
Rick Amick is the principal at Bowie, Jill Nehls is the principal at Long, Ben Perez is the principal at Ray and Heather Patterson is principal at Velasquez.