Deerpark Middle School, Austin, Texas
National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, a whole child partner, has designated Deerpark Middle School in Austin, Texas as a Texas School to Watch. This designation comes as a result of a lengthy evaluation process, during which time 37 indicators in three categories, namely academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, and social equity are considered. There are also requirements for an organizational structure that will support and enhance the school’s future performance. Deerpark joins 20 other Texas middle schools with this award.