Raymondville superintendent Charlie Malam, right, and counselor/teacher Carrie Edgar are pictured with district's Distinction in Performance Award.

The Raymondville R-VII School District recently received the highest Distinction in Performance Award given by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

It was the second consecutive year the district received the honor.

“When we look at our data, we always want to see that we have good marks from the State on our Annual Performance Report,” superintendent Charlie Malam said. “For two consecutive years it has been very obvious our achievement data is exceptional.

“When comparing our student performance to other schools’ student performance on the MAP test, it gives us a good indicator how we measure up to other districts. With the new data portal DESE has developed it makes this comparison much easier. We are very proud of our students’ efforts at Raymondville, and they should be proud as well. Only 32 schools out of 522 in the State had higher APR status and progress points than Raymondville in student achievement grades 3-8. Raymondville ranks sixth in K-8 districts in the state. Our goal is to be the best.”

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