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Do You Have Bulldog Spirit! Are You in Grades PK-8?

Consider being a part of either Puppy Pack (Pk-4) or Pep Squad (5-8). Registration and payment is due on Wednesday, August 27. For more information contact
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Another "feather" in the Bynum School cap....

The Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) report from the state comptroller's office has been released. The grading is on a Star system, 1 Star being the lowest and 5 Stars being the highest. Bynum School received 4 1/2 Stars! 
In 2009 the Texas Legislature directed the comptroller's office to identify school districts and campuses that use resource allocation practices that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations. What that means is the state is looking at both school finances and student progress to evaluate the effectiveness of educational spending. They used an academic progress rating and a spending index that allows for fair and meaningful comparisons throughout Texas. This is the 3rd year for this report. The first year Bynum received 4 Stars and this year was the second year in a row for 4 1/2 Stars! 
Brenda Speer, Superintendent of Bynum said, "Our teachers and staff work very hard to educate the students at Bynum. Having Met Standards and earning all 3 Distinctions on the state accountability rating this year was great. Bynum is the only school in Hill County to do this for the 2013 school year. Now we have made this achievement and we are the only school in Hill County to achieve 4 1/2 Stars. I thank the teacher, staff and parents and everyone else for their support."
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Bynum ISD Achieves Met Standard rating plus all academic distinctions

The Texas Education Agency recently announced Texas schools achieving  MET Standard rating plus all academic distinctions.  Under the state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard can also earn distinction designations in the following three areas:

  • Top 25 Percent Student Progress

  • Academic Achievement in Reading/English language arts

  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Bynum ISD was one of the 759 schools and the ONLY SCHOOL IN HILL COUNTY  that earned designations in all three potential areas.  For more information visit the TEA website at then select Testing/Accountability.
Bynum High School Awarded Bronze Award

U.S News & World Report released the 2013 list of Best High Schools on April 23, 2013. This is the second time Bynum High School has been awarded the Bronze Award since the first ever list was posted in November 2007.

 U.S. News & World Report analyzed 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This is the total number of public high schools that had 12th-grade enrollment and sufficient data from the 2010-2011 school year to analyze. (Nebraska was the only state that did not report enough data and therefore was not evaluated for any part of the rankings.)

The U.S. News Best High Schools project identifies the country's top-performing public high schools. The goal is to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students – from the highest achieving to the lowest achieving – in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.

The U.S. News & World Report's editors believe high schools are among America's most important institutions, adding the Best High Schools to its series was a natural progression. Education drives our country's future. Recognizing schools that are performing well and providing them as models to other schools will inspire educators and communities to do better. By sharing this information, parents across the country will be armed with information to help them make better-informed decisions about their child's education.

All public high schools were eligible and nearly all were evaluated in the process of calculating the rankings. The U.S. News Best High Schools methodology collected state test data from state departments of education. The information used to determine rankings can be found online.

Visit US News Website for more details
Tax Rate Information
Bynum ISD adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 12.5422 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $-44.30. Check out the New Texas College & Career Website

Texas College & Career, a no-cost, one-stop, online college and career planning resource for all secondary students, parents and educators, has interactive planning tools in English and Spanish.

The new resource site is available state-wide at no-cost to all Texas secondary students, their families and educators. Recently launched by the Texas Education Agency and funded during the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers appropriated funds for the creation of a statewide online college and career readiness portal to provide online college and career preparation assistance to students, parents or guardians, school counselors, mentors and educators.  Texas College & Career targets an increase in the rate of K12 graduates transitioning to positive postsecondary outcomes.


Texas College & Career provides the key components of college and career planning all in one centralized location that’s easy to use. It’s accessible online anywhere, anytime and is available to fully browse in English or Spanish.    The site includes:


Interactive Planning Tools  Texas College & Career has interactive planning tools and checklists, including intuitive portfolio and resume building, interactive self-assessments, compatible career exploration and helps search scholarships and analyze financial aid costs. 


College & Career Search Tools  Texas College & Career helps to customize college and career searches, collaborate on college and career lists, search 4,500+ college profiles and 1,100 career profiles, and to compare these profiles with student interests.


Communication Tools   Parents and educators can connect with students to send emails and alerts to communicate important events and deadlines.  Students can receive reminders on upcoming test, scholarship or application deadlines.


Training is available at no cost for educators, families and students via the several online, live webinars each month.  There are also recorded webinars for quick and easy download at any time for convenience. To participate in these webinars and access these tools, visit the Training and Online Family Academy links at

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