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Voss Middle School Earns National Distinction

Voss Texas School to watchJanuary 10, 2022- The Boerne Independent School District is proud to announce that The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals have designated Voss Middle School as a Texas School to Watch. Voss joins approximately 50 other campuses across Texas with this distinction and honor.

Voss will be recognized at the Making Middle School Matter Symposium hosted by TASSP on February 27th-March 1st. They will also be recognized nationally with all of the other recognized STW schools across the country at the National Forum Schools to Watch Conference in Washington D.C. June 23rd-25th.

“It comes as no surprise that Voss has been recognized with this distinction, as they have great students, a great staff, and great parents,” Boerne ISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Price said. “Since their opening three years ago, Voss has excelled in all aspects of educating our students. In addition, the students at Voss are extremely talented and work very hard to achieve success. This honor is well deserved. Congratulations to Dr. Beto Hinojosa, as well as the staff at Voss and the community for their success,” Price concluded. 

State leaders selected Voss Middle School for its Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, and Organizational Structure and Processes.  In addition, Voss MS has strong leadership, teachers who work together to improve curriculum and instruction, and a commitment to assessment and accountability to bring about continuous improvement.  

The Schools to Watch selection process is based on a written application that requires schools to show how they met criteria developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Schools that appeared to meet the criteria were then visited by state teams, which observed classrooms, interviewed administrators, teachers, students, and parents, and looked at achievement data, suspension rates, quality of lessons, and student work.  Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and at the end of three years, they must demonstrate progress on specific goals in order to be re-designated.