Comal ISD receives A grade in 2019 Texas Education Agency accountability rating, up from B last year

Comal ISD received an A grade in the 2019 TEA accountability rating. Scores were released on Thursday.

Comal ISD received an A grade in the 2019 TEA accountability rating. Scores were released on Thursday.

The Texas Education Agency has given 16 Comal ISD schools an A grade in the first official release of the agency’s A-F accountability rating system. Overall, Comal ISD received an A grade in the 2019 TEA ratings.

The 92-out-of-100 score shows an improvement compared to last year’s “B” score of 89 out of 100. In the three domains the TEA uses to measure a district, Comal ISD received a 91 for student achievement, an 87 for school progress and a 93 for Closing the Gap.

Out of the 12 Comal ISD schools that serve the New Braunfels area, Garden Ridge Elementary, Hoffman Lane Elementary, Oak Creek Elementary, Church Hill Middle School and Memorial Early College High School earned an A grade in 2019.

Meanwhile, five Comal ISD schools serving New Braunfels residents received a “B” grade in 2019: Freiheit Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Canyon Middle School, Danville Middle School and Canyon High School.

Clear Springs Elementary and Goodwin Frazier Elementary both received a C grade in 2019. None of the Comal ISD schools serving New Braunfels residents received a grade lower than C.

In 2018, out of the 10 schools serving the New Braunfels area when the 2018 TEA report was released, none were labeled Improvement Required. All 10 schools serving the New Braunfels area were rated as Met Standard in the 2018 TEA report.

“We congratulate all of our students, teachers and parents who have supported our work,” Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim said in a district news release. “We celebrate our score as one indicator of the hard work we expend on a daily basis. We care more about what happens every day in our classroom and in the hallways than any one number or letter we receive.”
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By Ian Pribanic

Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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