The Texas Education Agency released the 2017-18 Accountability Ratings this morning, revealing that Conroe ISD received a B in the first A-F ratings.
School districts were scored by their performance in three key domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. According to the 2017-18 ratings, CISD received an overall grade of a B, or an 89 out of 100 available points. The district received a B in all three domains.
The year is the first time public school districts were ranked on new A-F ratings, while individual campuses continued to be ranked on Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required. Individual schools will be graded on the A-F system beginning in August 2019.
According to the TEA website, any district that has a campus with an Improvement Required rating is capped at an 89 grade overall. Houston Elementary School was the only school to receive an Improvement Required rating, earning 54 out of 100 available points, in the district.
This is not the first time Houston Elementary received this rating. In September 2017, CISD board of trustees approved a targeted improvement plan for Houston Elementary after the campus received an Improvement Required rating on the 2016-17 TEA rankings.
Superintendent Curtis Null said while the district values performance feedback from the state, there are numerous variables contributing to the success of CISD's diverse student population. Null also said the district will continue working hard to help all students be successful.
"Conroe ISD will continue to provide additional resources and support for Houston Elementary," Null said. "The campus is continuing their focus on the implementation of proven instructional practices to meet the needs of every learner."
However, numerous CISD campuses were awarded academic distinctions, which include academic achievement in language arts and reading, mathematics, science and social studies; student progress and closing performance gaps with in the top 25 percentiles; and postsecondary readiness.
Additionally, five CISD campuses received all possible distinctions applicable. The campuses are Collins Intermediate, Mitchell Intermediate, Anderson Elementary, David Elementary and Snyder Elementary schools.
Birnham Woods: 93
Glen Loch: 73
Oak Ridge: 81
San Jacinto: 72
Junior High Schools
Caney Creek: 75
College Park: 90
Oak Ridge: 89
The Woodlands: 93