By Alicia Lacy
Killeen Daily Herald
COPPERAS COVE – The Copperas Cove Independent School District is not only known for its athletics, but for its academics as well.
CCISD board members welcomed Region 12 Field Service Agent Charlene Simpson to their meeting Tuesday to present seven campuses with plaques for their Academic Excellence Indicator System rating.
Fairview/Miss Jewell, Hettie Halstead and Clements/Parsons Elementary schools and S.C. Lee Junior High School all received the recognized campus rating by the state.
"It is an unusual circumstance in today's AEIS ratings to have a large junior high school that is recognized," Simpson said.
Martin Walker and Mae Stevens Elementary schools each received an exemplary rating by the state.
Simpson also present CCISD Superintendent Dr. Rose Cameron with a plaque honoring the district's recognized status.
"You certainly have a tremendous amount of academic success," Simpson said.
"CCISD is the largest district in Region 12 to receive recognized status on a district level, and that is quite an accomplishment."
In other news, the Copperas Cove Education Foundation presented the district with a check for $22,668 for teachers.
In its first year of existence, the foundation raised the first round of grant money for teachers in the district.
The check will be presented to five campuses Friday.