UPDATE: Pearland ISD receives B in Texas Education Agency's 2018-19 accountability ratings

The Pearland ISD trustees meet at the Virgil Gant Education Support Center at 1928 N. Main St., Pearland.

The Pearland ISD trustees meet at the Virgil Gant Education Support Center at 1928 N. Main St., Pearland.

Updated 5:22 p.m., Aug. 16
Pearland ISD has sent out a press release providing more explanation regarding the district's B rating. The district scored a B in the Closing the Gaps category, due to 10 students at one of the district's schools not scoring well on the Algebra 1 exam. The school serves students with significant educational or disciplinary challenges, Superintendent John Kelly said in the press release.

"Some might argue that basing an entire letter reduction on the performance of 10 students out of 21,000 students is unfair," Kelly said in a press release. "However, we believe the current A-F system is fairer than past accountability systems and though presently imperfect, it reminds us that 'every student counts' and thus we must redouble our efforts to ensure the grade we get is the grade we deserve."

Published at 11:57 a.m., Aug. 15
Pearland ISD received a score of 89, or a B rating, in the Texas Education Agency's 2018-19 accountability ratings. This is a drop from last year's 94, or A rating.

The score is based on a combination of three categories: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps.

Student Achievement measures how much students know and are able to do by the end of the year. In this category, PISD received an A this year, as it did last year. The higher score between Student Achievement and school progress is used to determine the overall rating. PISD also received an A in School Progress, or the measure of how students perform over time and how that growth compares to similar schools. The district received a B in this category last year.

The Closing the Gaps category, or a measure of how well different populations of students are performing, makes up 30% of the overall score. Last year, PISD received an A in this category; this year, it received a B.

Interested in how area districts performed? Read about Alvin ISD and Friendswood ISD ratings.
SHARE THIS STORY
By Haley Morrison

Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. In her tenure as a reporter, she has primarily written about education, health care and transportation.


MOST RECENT

Hwy. 288
Southbound lanes on Hwy. 288 open; work continues on northbound portion, FM 518

Construction on the Brazoria County portion of Hwy. 288 southbound has been completed with the exits now open.

John Clayton outside Clayton Funeral Homes
Future Broadway Street widening sparks discussion among Pearland business owners

Local service businesses worry about lost space from construction, expansion

Dark Horse Investments office building coming to Friendswood

Dark Horse Investments is building a new office building set to open March 1 at 107 Shadwell Lane, Friendswood.

Club Pilates opens Pearland location

Club Pilates held its soft opening Nov. 18 for its location at 2810 Business Center Drive, Ste. 114, Pearland.

Friendswood mural
2020 Annual Community Guide: Get to know Friendswood through census data

Friendswood is a small city in South Houston that is growing steadily. Over the past five years, the city’s median age has stayed at 41 with 6.26% population growth in the city. Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the city’s median home value has increased since 2013.

Pears
2020 Annual Community Guide: Get to know Pearland through census data

South Houston suburb Pearland has grown rapidly over the course of the last five years, as the population has increased nearly 21% since 2013. The median age of the Pearland resident is in the mid-30s. The monthly home value has also increased for the city since 2013.

Friendswood tree giveaway
'August Osage County' and more: 10 events in Pearland and Friendswood in January and February

From tree giveaways to a roller derby game, here are 10 events for Pearland and Friendswood residents in January and February.

Camp Bow Wow
54 places to shop that opened in Pearland, Friendswood in 2019 or are coming soon this year

As part of our annual community guide, we are rounding up places to shop in Pearland and Friendswood. Here are the places that opened last year, as well as some coming in 2020.

(Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

Friendswood ISD
Friendswood ISD board of trustees hears bond recommendation at January meeting

The bond recommendation totaled $128 million, with improvements being suggested for five of the six campuses.

HGA driver Derek King picks up a patient from David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in Spring before transporting her to the Texas Medical Center. (Courtesy Derek King)
Houston Ground Angels seeking volunteers to drive patients to Texas Medical Center

Houston Ground Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation between local airports and the Texas Medical Center for patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and illnesses.

Back to top