Officials say some of the schools even doubled their scores.
"At Love Elementary in science, they improved by 100 percent," said HISD Superintendent Abe Saavedra. "They went from 47 percent a year ago to 94 percent this year."
Statewide, 95 percent of eighth-graders passed the state's standardized test.
This is the first year that eighth-graders were required by law to pass both the math and reading parts of the TAKS test to move on to the next grade.
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