Texas Education Agency award Frisco ISD an A for its accountability rating


The Texas Education Agency released the 2017-18 accountability ratings for school districts across the state Aug. 15, and gave Frisco ISD an A for its overall rating.

Here is how FISD ranked under each domain:

Student Achievement: A
This rating is based on how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year. FISD earned 94 of 100 possible points.

School Progress: A
This rating is based on how students perform over time, comparing their progress to similar schools. FISD earned 91 of 100 possible points.

Closing the Gaps: A
This rating is based on the performance of different populations of students. FISD earned 99 of 100 possible points.

“Frisco ISD is proud of what our students accomplish in and out of the classroom,” FISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said in a statement. “We applaud the efforts of teachers who work tirelessly to meet students’ individual needs and support high levels of learning. But our students, staff and schools are not defined by their performance on state exams. The tests measure only a small fraction of what we do as a school district and tell even less of our story.”

Individual schools continue to be rated as Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, Not Rated or Improvement Required in the 2018 rating, and also receive an overall number grade. Texas districts and schools will both be rated using the A-F system beginning in August 2019.

All FISD schools were rated Met Standard.

Overall grades for campuses are calculated based on the school’s performance in three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps, TEA officials said. TEA takes the higher score provided between Student Achievement—which factors in STAAR tests, SAT scores and other college and career readiness variables—and Student Progress, which examines how students perform compared to the previous year.

The agency then factors in what performance gaps exist between different groups within the Closing the Gaps domain, which considers the ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds of students as well as economically disadvantaged numbers and other factors.

For a more in-depth look at how each school performed, visit www.txschools.org. Here’s how each campus was graded overall:

Elementary schools:

Allen: 95
Anderson: 96
Ashley: 96
Bledsoe: 93
Boals: 89
Borchardt: 94
Bright: 73
Carroll: 94
Christie: 64
Comstock: 93
Corbell: 89
Curtsinger: 97
Elliott: 78
Fisher: 92
Gunstream: 91
Hosp: 97
Isbell: 94
McSpedden: 97
Miller: 81
Mooneyham: 91
Newman: 93
Nichols: 96
Norris: 93
Ogle: 92
Phillips: 94
Pink: 94
Purefoy: 92
Riddle: 93
Robertson: 91
Rogers: 82
Scott: 90
Sem: 90
Shawnee Trail: 79
Smith: 92
Sonntag: 89
Sparks: 95
Spears: 91
Tadlock: 88
Taylor: 95
Vaughn: 92

Middle schools:

Clark: 91
Cobb: 95
Fowler: 97
Griffin: 97
Hunt: 92
Maus: 95
Nelson: 96
Pearson: 96
Pioneer Heritage: 97
Roach: 92
Scoggins: 94
Stafford: 95
Staley: 86
Trent: 94
Vandeventer: 97
Wester: 95

High schools:

Centennial: 96
Frisco: 91
Heritage: 92
Independence: 92
Lebanon Trail: 95
Liberty: 95
Lone Star: 91
Reedy: 96
Wakeland: 97

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Lindsey Juarez
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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