The Texas Education Agency released the 2021-22 accountability ratings for school districts across the state Aug. 15.

Klein ISD received a B for the 2021-22 school year with 89 out of 100 possible points. 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.

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," TEA 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."

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. KISD received a B rating in 2018-19.

"Klein ISD ... has experienced unparalleled growth in both achievement and longitudinal student growth for kids," Morath said during an Aug. 15 press conference at KISD's Nitsch Elementary School. "This is extraordinary; it is an outlier; it is cause for a celebration. [KISD] went from nine campuses that were A-rated prepandemic to 15 campuses that were A-rated post-pandemic. Not a single D or F campus before [the pandemic], not a single ... not-rated campus this year. The level of performance improvement is extraordinary, and that doesn't just happen, folks; it happens because you have extraordinarily skilled leadership here locally."

During the press conference, Morath specifically highlighted Nitsch Elementary School as the campus jumped 24 points from a score of 71 in the 2018-19 accountability ratings to a score of 95 in 2021-22.

The campus, which had a student population that was 88.6% economically disadvantaged in the 2021-22 school year, also earned all six distinction designations that are possible for Texas schools to receive, including Academic Achievement in English/Language Arts/Reading, Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Academic Achievement in Science, Top 25% Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness and Top 25% Comparative Closing the Gaps.

"You're seeing double-digit gains across the board. In every way that a school can perform, this school does perform for its students," Morath said. "This school had the third-highest increase in student achievement of all elementary schools in the state of Texas. It is extraordinary what has been demonstrated here. Nitsch Elementary is only one of eight high-poverty elementary schools in the state of Texas to go from zero distinctions to all of them."

Out of 48 KISD campuses that received ratings, 15 earned an A; 26 earned a B; and seven earned a C.

"I [am] so excited about what is happening here at Nitsch Elementary and so pleased to see the hard work of so many talented educators who have sacrificed tremendously for the boys and girls of Klein ISD and, particularly here at Nitsch Elementary, to see the spotlight of success shine on them. It is well deserved," KISD Superintendent Jenny McGown said during the Aug. 15 press conference.

The interactive map below shows A campuses in green, B campuses in yellow and C campuses in red.

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

Student Achievement: 87 out of 100 (B)

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

School Progress: 89 out of 100 (B)

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

Closing the Gaps: 88 out of 100 (B)

  • 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

  • Benfer: B

  • Benignus: A

  • Bernshausen: B

  • Blackshear: A

  • Brill: C

  • Ehrhardt: A

  • Eiland: B

  • Epps Island: B

  • Fox: A

  • Frank: A

  • French: A

  • Greenwood Forest: C

  • Hassler: A

  • Haude: A

  • Kaiser: B

  • Klenk: B

  • Kohrville: B

  • Krahn: B

  • Kreinhop: A

  • Kuehnle: A

  • Lemm: B

  • Mahaffey: A

  • McDougle: B

  • Metzler: B

  • Mittelstadt: B

  • Mueller: B

  • Nitsch: A

  • Northampton: B

  • Roth: B

  • Schultz: A

  • The Grace England Early Childhood & Pre-K Center: B

  • Theiss: B

  • Zwink: C

Intermediate schools

  • Doerre: A

  • Hildebrandt: B

  • Hofius: A

  • Kleb: B

  • Klein: C

  • Krimmel: B

  • Schindewolf: C

  • Strack: B

  • Ulrich: B

  • Wunderlich: C

High schools

  • Klein Cain: B

  • Klein Collins: B

  • Klein Forest: C

  • Klein: B

  • Klein Oak: B