Most Impressive Comeback

Sam L. Martin Junior High School

Four years ago, Martin Junior High was one of only four schools in the five-county area tagged as a low performer by the Texas Education Agency. But 1999, when Martin was declared a blue-ribbon winner by the U.S. Dept. of Education, was one of the proudest years in the school's history. TAAS scores are way up, but what's even cooler is that the Soaring Eagles are taking awards in band, theatre, and athletics as well. The Eastside kids know you'd have to be a fool to ditch this school.

Sam L. Martin Junior High School
1601 Haskell, 512/414-3243
www.austin.isd.tenet.edu

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