The Texas Education Agency released statewide accountability ratings Aug. 15 for the 2021-22 school year.

Willis ISD was given a C rating, scoring 76 out of 100 possible points, according to the TEA's accountability ratings website. According to an announcement on the WISD website, the district will consider filing an appeal as the scores are preliminary, the district said. In the same announcement, Superintendent Tim Harkrider said the district did not bounce back from COVID-19 as he hoped.

"The biggest area of concern is sixth-grade reading and math and eighth-grade math," Harkrider said.

WISD received a B rating in the 2018-19 school year. No ratings were given during the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school years.

“However, we are confident in the ability of our educators and instructional teams to lead us in even more gains in 2022-23,” Harkrider said. “We have identified areas where we struggled and have made necessary adjustments.”


Elementary schools:

  • CC Hardy Elementary: 73 (C)

  • Edward B. Cannan Elementary: 83 (B)

  • Lagway Elementary (new elementary school in 2021): 86 (B)

  • Parmley Elementary: 76 (C)

  • Turner Elementary: 84 (B)

  • W. Lloyd Meador Elementary: 79 (C)


Middle school:


  • Lynn Lucas Middle School: 56 (below rating lines)

  • Robert P. Brabham Middle School: 69 (below rating lines)


High school:


  • Willis High School: 77 (C)


“As a district, we don’t put a lot of emphasis on tests taken one day out of the school year,” Harkrider said in the district statement. “We know that one day is not a full picture of the growth and success our students are making. We are proud of our students and educators and we will continue to look at ways to improve our district performance.”