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Hubert R. Hudson Elementary School

Hubert R. Hudson Elementary School

Brownsville Independent School District

Brownsville, TX
Grades K-6
Principal: Rachel Ayala
Hubert R. Hudson Elementary School

ENROLLMENT: 758

Latinx
97%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free/ Reduced Lunch
93%
Students With Disabilities
14%
English Learners
38%

Five years ago, Hubert R. Hudson Elementary was a school in decline. Today, Hudson students benefit from teachers who are determined to ensure that each of their students masters whatever concept or skill they aim to teach. Once plagued by a dysfunctional culture, disjointed communication, curricular misalignment, low teacher morale, and even lower test scores, Hudson leaders have helped educators focus on the main goal: ensuring that every student understands and masters critical academic concepts.  In their Symposium session, Hudson leaders will explain how, working with district curriculum specialists, they deepened educators’ shared understanding of the curriculum.  In particular, they will share how teacher collaboration has become a powerful tool for promoting school-wide efforts to help all students master critical concepts and skills. 

AWARDS

2019 Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School

2019 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership

In 2019, Hubert Hudson received state distinctions for academic achievement in reading/English language arts, mathematics, and science. 

In 2019, Hubert Hudson received state distinctions for Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps and Top 25 Percent Postsecondary Readiness

Hubert Hudson has won multiple regional, state, and national chess championships.

Hubert Hudson’s Destination Imagination Team has won regional, state, and global challenge competitions.

In 2018-19, Hubert Hudson students took eight state assessments.  They outperformed the state of TX on seven of the eight.  In 2017-18, Hubert Hudson students outperformed the state of TX on all eight.

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