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PJH Celebrates Achievement

Posted Date: 03/07/2022

PJH Celebrates Achievement

Perryton ISD celebrated on Monday, March 7, to recognize a great accomplishment for the Perryton Junior High Staff and Students. After being, more or less, stuck in “Improvement Required” status from the TEA for the last few years, PJH has now earned “Acceptable” status.


After a low rating on the STAAR test a few years ago, PJH was in year one of a two-year improvement plan when COVID caused the 2020 tests to be canceled. The 2021 tests were given, but no ratings were attached. In the fall of 2021, PISD learned that PJH met the criteria to earn an Acceptable status, for which only a few Texas schools qualified.


It took a few months to get official notice, but in early 2022, it was official; Perryton Junior High was no longer in “Improvement Required.” This was due to the hard work of the staff and students over the last couple of years. Now, it was time to celebrate.


The day-long party began with a hamburger appreciation lunch for the staff. Thank you to Dent and Doyal Felix for preparing delicious burgers and hot dogs.


Near the end of the school day, the students and faculty, administration, and school board members gathered in the gym for a giant pep rally/celebration. They were joined by Christine Scroggs from the Region 16 service center and Kate Turner from the TEA, who congratulated PJH on their accomplishment.


Superintendent James Mireles, Asst. Superintendent Dr. Maria Rocque and Board President Joe Ogden also congratulated the school. Principal Sandi Wheeler hosted the event along with the PJH Cheerleaders and band.


Video of the event is posted on the PJH web page,