Willis ISD jumps to a B in Texas Education Agency’s 2018-19 accountability scores

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The Texas Education Agency released 2018-19 accountability ratings for school districts across the state Aug. 15. Willis ISD received a B for its work during the 2018-19 school year with its 7,469 students. In 2017-18, WISD earned a C.

Out of the district’s 11 schools, one received an A, five received B’s, two received C’s and one received a D. The Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program and Stubblefield Alternative School were not included in the report.

Overall grades for campuses are calculated based on the schools’ performance in three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps, according to the TEA. Here is how the district ranked in each domain:

Student Achievement: B
This rating is determined based on how well students do over time and how the school itself is growing. WISD earned 83 out of 100, eight points higher than its 2017-18 score.

School Progress: B
This rating is determined based on how well students do over time and how the school itself is growing. WISD earned 89 out of 100, 10 points higher than its 2017-18 score.

Closing the Gaps: C
This rating shows how different populations in the student body are performing. WISD earned a 77 out of 100, six points higher than its 2017-18 score.

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

Elementary schools
CC Hardy – 74 (C)
Edward B. Cannan – 81 (B)
Parmley – 76 (C)
Roark Early Education Center – 85 (B)
Turner – 94 (A)
W. Lloyd Meador – 81 (B)

Middle schools
Lynn Lucas – 62 (D)
Robert P. Brabham – 82 (B)

High schools
Willis – 81 (B)

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Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.
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