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TEA releases letter grades on overall performance for school districts

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 23:17:30-04

CENTRAL TEXAS — The Texas Education Agency released letter grades on overall performance at Texas schools.

The TEA released its 2019 state accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools. Statewide, hundreds of school districts improved their overall rating from last year.

Last year, there were several Central Texas districts that received a "C" for the overall performance of their districts. This year, most school districts in the area improved.

Waco ISD, Temple ISD and Killeen ISD received a "C" for the overall performance of their districts last year. This year, Killeen ISD, Waco ISD and Temple ISD received a "B" in their overall performance.

“For our district, today’s ratings are both a reason to celebrate and a reminder that our work is far from done. It is gratifying that Waco ISD’s overall rating has improved to a B. That is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our educators and our students," said Dr. Hazel Rowe, Waco ISD interim superintendent.

Part of these scores are based on STAAR testing performance.

"The focus has not been on STAAR assessment or STAAR score results. We take really more of a holistic approach like I said, looking at several metrics to ensure that students are growing over the course of an academic year," said Dr. John Craft, Killeen ISD Superintendent.

Belton ISD received a "B" rating, which is the same as last year. They increased by five percentage points.

“While pleased with an increased score and our overall success under this new system, as evidenced by more than 25% of our students scoring at the ‘Mastery’ level or higher, I want parents and the community to recognize and understand that the scores and rating don’t accurately paint a picture of the quality of our schools and the breadth and depth of teaching and learning experiences that public schools provide for children," said Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon, "These ratings are based merely on selected content area tests taken on one day of the school year. They are designed to be only one measure of success, and should be seen for no more than just that."

Below is a list of school districts in our area that were rated by the TEA:

  • Academy ISD - B
  • Axtell ISD - A
  • Belton ISD - B
  • Blooming Grove ISD - B
  • Bosqueville ISD - B
  • Bremond ISD - A
  • Bruceville-Eddy ISD - B
  • Bryan ISD - C
  • Buffalo ISD - A
  • Burnet CISD - C
  • Centerville ISD - B
  • China Spring - A
  • Clifton ISD - B
  • College Station ISD - B
  • Connally ISD - B
  • Coolidge ISD - A
  • Copperas Cove ISD - B
  • Corsicana ISD - B
  • Crawford ISD - A
  • Dawson ISD - B
  • Evant ISD - B
  • Fairfield ISD - B
  • Florence ISD - C
  • Franklin ISD - A
  • Frost ISD - B
  • Gatesville ISD - B
  • Georgetown ISD - B
  • Goldthwaite ISD - A
  • Groesbeck ISD - B
  • Hamilton ISD - B
  • Hico ISD - B
  • Hillsboro ISD - B
  • Hearne ISD - B
  • Holland ISD - A
  • Hubbard ISD - B
  • Hutto ISD - B
  • Itasca ISD - C
  • Jarrell ISD - B
  • Killeen ISD - B
  • La Vega ISD - C
  • Lampasas ISD - B
  • Leander ISD - B
  • Leon ISD - B
  • Liberty Hill ISD - A
  • Lorena ISD - A
  • Marble Falls ISD - B
  • Marlin ISD - F
  • Mart ISD - B
  • McGregor ISD - B
  • Meridian ISD - B
  • Mexia ISD - B
  • Mildred ISD - A
  • Midway ISD - A
  • Mullin ISD - B
  • Mumford ISD - A
  • Normangee ISD - A
  • Oakwood ISD - B
  • Rice ISD - B
  • Riesel ISD - C
  • Robinson ISD - B
  • Rogers ISD - A
  • Rosebud-Lott ISD - D
  • Round Rock ISD - B
  • Salado ISD - B
  • San Saba ISD - B
  • Taylor ISD - B
  • Teague ISD - B
  • Temple ISD - B
  • Thrall ISD - A
  • Troy ISD - A
  • Valley Mills ISD - B
  • Waco ISD - B
  • West ISD - B
  • Whitney ISD - C
  • Wortham ISD - B

For more information, or a more in depth look at the district's overall grades, click here.