Corrigan-Camden High School academic improvements recognized nationally

Tom Bowman, Corrigan-Camden ISD Superintendent
Tom Bowman, Corrigan-Camden ISD Superintendent

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - Dramatic improvement at one East Texas School is getting attention across the state. Corrigan-Camden High School is being presented the Blue Ribbon Award.

A Texas Education Agency committee nominated them after the campus showed tremendous progress in their TAKS scores over the past five years. Students' math scores showed 50 percent gains over the past few years.

The campus is one of only 25 public high schools to receive the honor out of more than 135-thousand nationwide.

"We hope it generates a sense of pride. We don't have any doubt that it does. Our students, it's not just our teachers and our administration, our students have had to believe in it to perform." said Corrigan-Camden ISD Superintendent Tom Bowman. "They know that it's been part of their effort. Everybody gets credit. Everyone should feel proud about how our high school has done."

Bowman says the award-winning school has set the bar for the other campuses. The high school is considered a blue ribbon campus for five years.

Copyright 2012 KTRE. All rights reserved.