TEA accountability ratings: Texas districts, schools receive letter grades

The Texas Education Agency released 2022 accountability ratings for districts and schools across the state on Monday.

It’s the first time since 2019 that the letter grades have been issued following COVID-19-related pauses.

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Districts and schools are typically assigned a letter grade A-F based on three categories: student achievement, school progress, and "closing the gap" which examines the performance of specific groups of students.

This year, schools that receive below a "C" will not receive a letter grade due to the passage of Senate Bill 1365. According to the TEA, 42 districts and 564 campuses received the "Not Rated: Senate Bill 1365" label this year. A numerical score was still provided.

According to the TEA, this year, 25% of districts and 33% of campuses improved their letter grade compared to 2019, driven by significant gains in student academic growth. The agency also reports that 18% of high-poverty campuses in Texas were given an "A" rating.

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"These results show our state’s significant investment in the post-pandemic academic recovery of Texas public school students is bearing fruit," said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. "I’m grateful for the driving force behind this year’s success: our teachers and local school leaders. Statewide policy in Texas continues to remain focused on meeting the needs of students, with an accountability system that supports high expectations, robust tutoring supports, rigorous curricular resources, and an investment in evidence-based training for our teachers."

"Overall, we’re happy with the progress we’ve seen," said Houston ISD Superintendent Millard House II. "As I look at it in its totality, there’s still work to do."

"Honestly, I don’t put a lot of stock into these scores alone," said Zeph Capo, President of the American Federation of Teachers. "Take them with a grain of salt. This is really just one data point as to how well schools are doing, or how well kids are doing in schools."

"It’s always good to know you’re bringing your child to school, and they’re getting an education and learning," said one HISD parent.

To view the letter rating for a specific school or campus, visit TXschools.gov.

TEA ratings for Houston-area schools

Here is a look at the TEA overall accountability ratings for some school districts in the Houston area. TXschools.gov provides more data on how schools performed in specific categories like academic growth or STAAR performance.

Aldine ISD: C

Alief ISD: B

Alvin ISD: B

Angelton ISD: A

Barbers Hill ISD: A

Brazos ISD: B

Brazosport ISD: B

Channelview ISD B

Clear Creek ISD: B

Clevelend ISD: B

Columbia-Brazoria ISD: B

Conroe ISD: B

Crosby ISD: B

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: A

Damon ISD: B

Danbury ISD: B

Dayton ISD: C

Deer Park ISD: A

Dickinson ISD: B

Fort Bend ISD: B

Galena Park ISD: A

Galveston ISD: B

Goose Creek CISD: B

Hitchcock ISD: B

Houston ISD: B

Huffman ISD: B

Humble ISD: B

Huntsville ISD: C

Katy ISD: A

Klein ISD: B

Lamar CISD: A

La Porte ISD: B

Magnolia ISD: A

Montgomery ISD: A

Needville ISD: A

New Caney ISD: B

Pasadena ISD: B

Pearland ISD: A

Royal ISD: B

Santa Fe ISD: B

Sealy ISD: B

Sheldon ISD: B

Shepherd ISD: B

Splendora ISD: B

Spring ISD: B

Spring Branch ISD: B

Stafford MSD: B

Sweeny ISD: B

Tomball ISD: A

Waller ISD: B

Willis ISD: C