TEA releases accountability ratings for Texas schools

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(Big 2/Fox 24) – The TEA has released accountability ratings for schools across the State of Texas. The ratings, according to a release, tracks the progress of districts from year-to-year.

Specifically, the accountability ratings focus on three key categories; student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps.

Here locally, Ector County ISD and Midland County ISD both received an overall score of C. That marks and improvement for ECISD who received an overall D rating in 2018 and consistency from MISD who received a C last year.

The system also rates schools individually on the three categories mentioned above.

MISD had nine schools with an F rating, De Zavala Elementary, Jones Elementary and Henderson Elementary, Pease Communications/Technology, Bunche Elementary, Sam Houston Collegiate Preparatory, Scharbauer Elementary, Travis Elementary, Washington STEM academy.

Meanwhile, ECISD also had a number of schools with F ratings.  

Schools include: Wilson and Young Medal of Honor Middle School, Sam Houston Elementary, Ross Elementary, Pease Elementary, Noel Elementary, Ireland Elementary, Bonham Middle School, Bowie Middle School, Burleson Elementary, Burnet Elementary, Crockett Middle School, Dowling Elementary, Ector College Prep Success Academy, Edward K Dowling Elementary, Travis Elementary, Zavala Elementary.

“These preliminary ratings show gains in 3 of the 4 components of the state accountability system, and that is good,” said new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Muri. “However, the number of schools with grades of D and F highlight the fact that incremental gains are not going to be good enough to achieve the results we expect. All of the students in Ector County ISD deserve an excellent educational experience and it is our job – all 4,000 members of the ECISD team – to provide it.”

Despite the school ratings, ECISD saw gains for several schools and say they are confident the district is on the right track.

 “We have a lot of work to do,” added new Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri. “Just one failing school is unacceptable. This is the beginning of a journey toward excellence and we are confident we can attain it.”

Explore the full ratings here: https://txschools.gov/

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