TEA releases list of underperforming schools

El Paso News

The Texas Education Agency released their list of annual qualified Public Education Grant (PEG) schools on Wednesday. The program was created in 1995 to allow parents of children assigned to qualified underperforming schools to transfer to other schools or districts.

Each year, the parents in schools must be notified before February 1 that they are eligible to request a transfer under the PEG program.

The schools that made the list have to have one of two qualifying characteristics:

  • The passing rates on STAAR or TAKS for any subject-area are less than or equal to 50 percent in any two of the preceding three years
  • The academic accountability rating reflects unacceptable performance in any one of the previous three years

Districts that accept PEG transfer students receive weighted funding from the state for each student. This year, of the city’s four largest school districts, El Paso ISD is the district with the largest number of underperforming schools with 16. Ysleta ISD and Socorro ISD had two and Canutillo ISD had one.

The list of schools for the El Paso area that are listed as underperforming under the PEG program are listed below:


  • Deanna Davenport Elementary


  • Bassett Middle
  • Bowie HS
  • Burnet Elementary
  • Canyon Hills Middle
  • Charles Middle
  • Guillen Middle
  • Henderson Middle
  • Irvin HS
  • Lee Elementary
  • Lincoln Middle
  • Magoffin Middle
  • Morehead Middle
  • Rusk Elementary
  • Schuster Elementary
  • Stanton Elementary
  • Terrace Hills Middle


  • Ann M Garcia-Enriquez Middle


  • Desert Wind Elementary
  • Ernesto Serna School


  • Tornillo Elementary
  • Tornillo Intermediate
  • Tornillo Junio High


  • Riverside Middle
  • Ysleta Middle

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