LISD students achieve on the PSAT

LISD students achieve on the PSAT
Posted on 10/17/2018



High achievers come in many forms in Leander ISD. Our teachers and support staff are regularly honored as being among the best in Texas public education, so it is only natural that our students are similarly recognized for their academics, leadership and citizenship.

As in years past, LISD has seen many of our students recognized for their efforts on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These academically gifted high school seniors will have the opportunity to compete for scholarships worth approximately $31 million offered through the National Merit program next spring.

A total of 22 LISD seniors were honored as National Merit Semifinalists based on their outstanding performances on the test, while 75 students were named National Merit Commended Students and 32 were recognized as National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board.

The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program honors approximately 5,000 of the highest-scoring Hispanic and Latino 11th-grade students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Students who received this recognition scored in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino test takers. Leander ISD is fortunate to have a community of families and teachers that supports academic excellence, and these students are a testament to supportive homes and high-quality schools.

Years of learning in our LISD elementary, middle and high schools – along with incredible commitment by caring teachers and loving parents – put these students in a position to achieve at the highest levels. With a focus on putting academics first, while educating the whole child, I know we can continue to be a destination district for all children.