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Texas Education Agency’s 2019 Ratings of Local School Districts

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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released its 2019 state accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools. Districts and charters once again received A-F ratings. Statewide, hundreds of districts and schools improved their overall rating from 2018.

“Performance continues to improve in Texas schools because of the tireless effort of Texas teachers, administrators and staff. I am particularly proud of the educators at the 296 high-poverty schools that achieved an A rating this year,” said Education Commissioner Mike Morath.




A-F accountability uses a variety of indicators such as graduation rates, college, career and military readiness, SAT/ACT scores, and college prep course completion. This shows how well the district prepared students for success, both in school and after high school in college, a career, or the military. The majority of a district’s rating is based on indicators other than the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test.

The school districts are rated on a scale out of 100. The A-F system has remained consistent with last year’s system. As in 2018, districts, charters, and schools are given an overall rating based on performance in three areas:

  • Student Achievement shows how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year. Student Achievement is calculated by graduation rate (20%), STAAR performance (40%), and college, career, & military readiness (40%).
  • School Progress shows how students perform over time and how that growth compares to similar schools. Student progress is measured by academic growth and relative performance. Scores are calculated using the higher of academic growth or relative performance.
  • Closing the Gaps shows how well different groups of students within a school are performing. The components include grade level performance (50%), graduation rate (10%), English language proficiency (10%), and college, career, & military readiness (30%).





Conroe ISD – Conroe ISD, which has 59 schools, received a B rating of 89. The district scored the exact same rating, 89, for the 2017/2018 school year.

  • Student Achievement: 89
  • School Progress: 89
  • Closing the Gaps: 88

Magnolia ISD – With 17 schools, the district rated a B at 87, up from 86 in last year’s report.

  • Student Achievement: 89
  • School Progress: 89
  • Closing the Gaps: 82

Spring ISD – Spring ISD has 39 schools in its district. The district received a 78 to earn a C score. It was not rated last year for comparison.

  • Student Achievement: 72
  • School Progress: 80
  • Closing the Gaps: 72

Tomball ISD – Tomball ISD received an A rating at 92. Tomball ISD received a 94 on the previous year’s report. There are 20 schools in the district.

  • Student Achievement: 93
  • School Progress: 90
  • Closing the Gaps: 89





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For a closer look at the new ratings, TEA encourages parents, educators and community members to visit to view district and school report cards. The website has been enhanced with new several new features allowing visitors to better understand the accountability ratings data. These include ways to analyze trends, compare performance, and correlate results, as well as a new map feature which provides parents the ability to more easily view ratings of nearby schools.

Source: Texas Education Agency