New Caney ISD maintained its B accountability rating, earning 84 out of 100 points from the Texas Education Agency for the 2021-22 school year, according to scores released Aug. 15.

According to the TEA, the overall district rating measures whether students are ready for the next grade level and how well the district prepares students for success after high school.

In 2018-19, NCISD received an 85 out of 100, or a B, rating. Districts were not rated in the state’s A-F accountability rating system for the past two school years due to the impact of COVID-19 on public schools statewide.

About one-third of districts statewide earned an A rating, and slightly more than half earned a B. Nearly 10% earned a C, while 2.2% earned a D, and 1.3% earned an F, according to an Aug. 15 news release.

“These results show our state’s significant investment in the post-pandemic academic recovery of Texas public school students is bearing fruit,” Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath said in a statement. “I’m grateful for the driving force behind this year’s success: our teachers and local school leaders. Statewide policy in Texas continues to remain focused on meeting the needs of students with an accountability system that supports high expectations, robust tutoring supports, rigorous curricular resources and an investment in evidence-based training for our teachers.”

Out of the 18 NCISD campuses that received ratings, three earned an A; eight earned a B; and seven earned a C. The interactive map below shows A campuses in green, B campuses in blue, C campuses in red and not-rated campuses in purple.

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

Student Achievement: 81 (B)

  • This rating is based on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness results. Graduation rates and how prepared students are for life after high school are also factored into this rating.

School Progress: 87 (B)

  • This rating is based on how students perform over time, comparing their progress to districts with similar student populations.

Closing the Gaps: 76 (C)

  • This rating is based on the district’s ability to ensure success for all student groups.

For a more in-depth look at how each school performed, visit Here is how each campus was rated overall:

Elementary schools

  • Bens Branch: 92 (A)

  • Brookwood Forest: 79 (C)

  • Dogwood: 78 (C)

  • Kings Manor: 80 (B)

  • New Caney: 88 (B)

  • Oakley: 76 (C)

  • Porter: 81 (B)

  • Robert Crippen: 73 (C)

  • Sorters Mill: 91 (A)

  • Tavola: 70 (C)

  • Valley Ranch: 83 (B)

Middle schools

  • Keefer Crossing: 81 (B)

  • Pine Valley: 79 (C)

  • White Oak: 80 (B)

  • Woodridge Forest: 83 (B)

High schools

  • Infinity Early College: 94 (A)

  • New Caney: 80 (B)

  • Porter: 79 (C)


  • The Learning Center: not rated

  • Project Restore: not rated

Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.