TASD Schools Recognized for Beating the Odds in Math and ELA

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TEXARKANA, Arkansas – Four TASD Schools,  North Heights Junior High, College Hill Middle School, Fairview Elementary, and College Hill Elementary were recognized by the Office of Education Policy (OEP) as schools that are Beating the Odds. Schools that receive the Beating the Odds recognition demonstrate high growth in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. “These outstanding educational performance awards are an indication of the positive impact that our schools are having on our students,” commented Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler.

The following awards were received:

  • “Beating the Odds” High ELA Growth: Middle Level (SW Region)

North Heights Junior High

  • “Beating the Odds” Statewide Math Growth: Middle Level

College Hill Middle

  • “Beating the Odds” High Math Growth: Middle Level (SW Region)

College Hill Middle

  • “Beating the Odds” Statewide Math Growth: Elementary

College Hill Elementary

  • “Beating the Odds” High Math Growth: Elementary (SW Region)

College Hill Elementary

  • “Beating the Odds” High Math Growth: Elementary (SW Region)

Fairview Elementary


The Office for Education Policy (OEP) is a research arm of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas that provides current national, state, and regional education research to support state lawmakers and educators in thoughtful decision-making in PK-12 education in the State of Arkansas.


Texarkana Arkansas School District is a public school district offering education to students in Pre-K through 12th grade. TASD is dedicated to continuous improvement providing a safe and nurturing environment of educational excellence where all belong, all learn, and all succeed.