The Texas Education Agency released a list of A-F accountability ratings for school districts and campuses — the first issued since the coronavirus pandemic caused learning disruptions and teacher shortages across the state.
The TEA on Monday said 1,195 districts and 8,451 campuses were rated this year based on performances on the STAAR tests, improvements on those scores, and efforts on “closing the gap” for disadvantaged students.
About 25% of districts and 33% of campuses across Texas saw an increase in their grades from 2019, and about 18% of high-poverty campuses received an A, the TEA states.
“These results show our state’s significant investment in the post-pandemic academic recovery of Texas public school students is bearing fruit,” Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said in a news release.
He thanked teachers and school administrators, calling them the “driving force behind this year’s success.”
Across the state, 33.1% of districts received an A rating, including Bexar County districts Alamo Heights, Boerne, Comal, Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Field and Somerset ISDs.
Another 54% of Texas districts received a B and 9.4% received a C.
The rest of the districts, about 3.5%, received a Not Rated score (a D or F), meaning they received a score of less than 70. A total of 42 districts and 564 campuses in Texas were given a Not Rated label.
In Bexar County and surrounding areas, East Central, Bandera and Seguin ISDs received the label.
Seguin ISD Superintendent Matthew Gutierrez told the Texas Tribune that he’s “really disheartened about the overall district grading.”
”It’s a very complex, complicated system. I feel like the overall score does not reflect the progress made as a school district,” he said. He pointed to a decrease in enrollment in college and economic disadvantages for families.
Districts or schools that received the Not Rated score will not be sanctioned in the upcoming school year, the Tribune reported.
The accountability ratings for districts in Bexar County and surrounding counties are below. To view the 2022 accountability ratings for districts and campuses across Texas, visit TXschools.gov.
School districts in Bexar County:
Alamo Heights ISD: A / 91East Central: Not ratedEdgewood ISD: C / 70Fort Sam Houston ISD: A / 93Harlandale ISD: B / 83Judson ISD: B / 81Lackland ISD: 3B / 84North East ISD: B / 89Northside ISD: B / 84Randolph Field ISD: A / 95San Antonio ISD: B / 85South San Antonio ISD: C / 72Southside ISD: B / 88Southwest ISD: B / 86Somerset ISD: A / 90
School districts in surrounding counties:
Bandera ISD (Bandera): Not ratedBoerne ISD (Kendall): A / 94Charlotte ISD (Atascosa): B / 83Comal ISD (Comal): A / 93D’Hanis ISD (Medina): B / 87Devine ISD (Medina): B / 81Floresville ISD (Wilson): B / 83Hondo ISD (Medina): B / 88Jourdanton ISD (Atascosa): A / 90La Vernia ISD (Wilson): A / 91Lytle ISD (Atascosa): B / 86Pleasanton ISD (Atascosa): B / 89Poteet ISD (Atascosa): C / 72Poth ISD (Wilson): A / 94Marion ISD (Guadalupe): B / 89Medina ISD (Bandera): C / 76Medina Valley ISD (Medina): A / 95Natalia ISD (Medina): B / 88Navarro ISD (Guadalupe): B / 89New Braunfels ISD (Comal): B / 86Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD (Guadalupe): B / 87Seguin ISD (Guadalupe): Not RatedStockdale ISD (Wilson): B / 82
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