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UT Tyler University Academy-Longview Receives Top School Distinction

Campus Ranked No. 20 on Children at Risk School List  

TYLER (March 22, 2023) – The University of Texas at Tyler University Academy Longview  campus has made the national CHILDREN AT RISK School List as an A/A+ school for 2022. UA  Longview is ranked No. 20 out of 3,967 elementary schools. 

“We are pleased that the University Academy at Longview campus has been recognized with this designation,” said Dr. Jo Ann Simmons, University Academy superintendent. “This recognition  celebrates the work of our teachers, administrators, staff and students.” 

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CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization that aims to help parents, educators and community  members understand how their schools are performing and spark dialogue on the quality of public  education across Texas. To meet this goal, CHILDREN AT RISK has ranked Texas public schools for  the past 17 years based on school performance, student growth, college readiness and more. For  more information, visit 

The UT Tyler University Academy is a K-12 public university charter school with campuses in Tyler,  Longview and Palestine. UT Tyler UA offers STEM curriculum in a hands-on learning environment.  The district currently serves about 835 students. For more information, visit  

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler  recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT  Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and  UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education,  cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research  institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in  Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

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