UT Tyler & Winona ISD

Turnaround Partnership

About Winona ISD

Winona ISD has a history of chronic under-performance measured by the state accountability system, and it is currently Improvement Required.

Check out Winona Elementary’s improved student outcomes! Click below to learn more about the results of this developing partnership!

Partnership Focus

The University of Texas at Tyler will guide and support systemic school improvement initiatives in the areas of campus organization, discipline, instruction, curriculum, remediation activities, and board training. This process will be carried out using a trainer of trainer’s model, in which UT Tyler faculty train Winona administrators and teacher leaders to implement the school improvement strategies and systemic plan.

Campus Statistics & Community Description

Winona ISD: 3A District, Smith County serves 1,073 students


Economically Disadvantaged



Winona Elementary serves 546 students from Early Childhood – 5th Grade

  • Economically Disadvantaged 75.1% 75.1%
  • Minority 52% 52%
  • SPED STUDENTS 11.7% 11.7%

Improvement Required Year 2: Campus Partnership Goals

Build capacity and systemic change through support and guidance in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, governance, culture, and climate.

Challenges & Lessons Learned

Outside entity presence

Transition and implementation may be slow to progress

2017-18 Campus Leadership Team was replaced by new Leadership Team for 2018-2019 school year

Thank you for providing UT Tyler the opportunity and support to assist as partners in making a difference in student learning outcomes in East Texas.