The Texas Education Agency has released report cards for Texas school districts and campuses.
4 of 12 traditional campus districts in Nueces County received a “A” grade. Those districts are Bishop CISD, Flour Bluff ISD, London ISD, and Port Aransas ISD.
Two districts in Nueces County got a “B,” Banquete ISD and Calallen ISD.
Corpus Christi ISD, along with Agua Dulce ISD, Beeville ISD, Robstown ISD, Tuloso-Midway ISD and West Oso ISD received a “C” grade.
Corpus Christi ISD released a statement saying they will continue to focus on progress and noted that 10 campuses earned a score of 90 or above. You can read the statement in full below.
Each district is graded on “student achievement,” “school progress” and “closing the gaps.”
Student achievement shows how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year. School progress shows how students perform over time and how that growth compares to similar schools and the closing the gaps domain shows how well different populations of students in a district are performing.
Some school districts were not rated due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey including Aransas County ISD, Ingleside ISD, Aransas Pass ISD and Refugio ISD.
Kingsville ISD received a grade of “F,” scoring a 57 out of 100 in their performance areas.
Full CCISD statement regarding acountability ratings:
“As the state introduces a new accountability system, Corpus Christi Independent School District remains focused on progress.
In August 2017, CCISD received the news that district staff and students had achieved a significant goal: no ‘Improvement Required’ schools for the first time in 13 years. CCISD applauds the district’s students and teachers for their dedication.
Under the new system, the district earned a 78. Individually, 10 CCISD schools earned a score of 90 or above, with 21 campuses earning an 80 or above.
‘We are proud of these schools, and will learn from their success,’ said CCISD Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez.
Meanwhile, CCISD celebrates the significant progress districtwide in terms of student achievement. Forty-seven campuses earned distinctions in 2018, up from 43 in 2017.
Districtwide, CCISD earned 33 more distinctions than in the previous year. As parents and educators say, students are more than a grade. So too is a school district.
‘While we will use TEA’s information to help us improve, we will not let it define us,’ Hernandez said. “Every day is an opportunity to do our best.”
CCISD is welcoming teachers back to work this week, and looks forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, August 27.”