HES was named a 2016 and 2015 Honor Roll School by the Texas Education Parnership. Honor Roll recognizes public k-8 and high schools for demonstrating consistently higher levels of student academic achievement, improvement over time. and reduction in achievement gaps amoung ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
In 2005, HES was nominated by the Texas Education Agency for the 2006 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Award. This award is given by the United States Department of Education. HES was one of only 26 schools chosen by the state of Texas for this award based on our high achievement!On September 22, 2006, the U. S. Department of Education announced the recipients of the NCLB Blue Ribbon Schools award (see link above for list). HES is proud to be named as one of the award recipients. Congratulations to the students, parents, faculty, and staff for making our school successful!HES is one of only forty-two Texas elementary schools to be named to the TBEC/JFTK Honor Roll of the best performing public schools in Texas for 2002. HES is the only school from GCISD to receive this distinction. Just for the Kids (JFTK) and the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) released the Honor Roll list on Tuesday, October 8, 2002.
In 2001, the Texas legislature enacted the Gold Performance Acknowledgment (GPA) system to acknowledge districts and campuses for high performance on indicators other than those used to assign accountability ratings. HES received this distinction in the areas of attendance and mathematics.Since 1982, the Blue Ribbon Schools Program has celebrated many of America's most successful schools. A Blue Ribbon flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers. In May 1999, HES received the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence from the US Department of Education . The National Blue Ribbon Program identifies and recognizes schools that are models of excellence and equity - schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to educational excellence for all students.