Plano ISD receives 'A' as Texas releases school district accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency released its annual school and district accountability rankings, which, for the first time, reflect the TEAu2019s new A-F system when rating individual schools.

The Texas Education Agency released its annual school and district accountability rankings, which, for the first time, reflect the TEAu2019s new A-F system when rating individual schools.

Plano ISD received an "A" for its overall accountability rating for the 2018-19 school year. This rating was given by the Texas Education Agency, which released ratings for school districts state-wide on Aug. 15.

Here is how Plano ISD ranked under each domain:

Student Achievement: B
This rating is based on how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year. PISD earned 89 of 100 possible points.

School Progress: A
This rating is based on how students perform over time, comparing their progress to similar schools. PISD earned 91 of 100 possible points.

Closing the Gaps: A
This rating is based on the performance of different populations of students. PISD earned 90 of 100 possible points.

Individual schools are rated using the A-F system. This system is being implemented for the first time this year. The scale for grades is as follows:

Grade A: 90-100
Grade B: 80-89
Grade C: 70-79
Grade D: 60-69
Grade F: 0-59

Overall grades for campuses are calculated based on the school’s performance in three domains, according to TEA: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps. Student Achievement includes STAAR performance, graduation rates and college, career and military readiness. School Progress includes academic growth and relative performance.

The school’s scores for Student Achievement and School Progress are compared, and the higher score is given more weight.

The agency then factors in possible performance gaps that may exist between different groups in the Closing the Gaps domain. This score considers the ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds of students as well as economically disadvantaged numbers and other factors, according to TEA.

Schools are also highlighted for areas where the school performed exceptionally well.

For a more in-depth look at how each school performed, visit www.txschools.org.

A Plano ISD spokesperson did not immediately reply Aug. 15 to requests for comment.

Here’s how each campus was graded overall:

Elementary schools:
Aldridge: 89
Andrews: 94
Barksdale: 93
Barron: 81
Bethany: 94
Beverly: 97
Boggess: 88
Brinker : 88
Carlisle: 89
Centennial: 95
Christie: 84
Daffron: 87
Davis: 77
Dooley: 86
Forman: 83
Gulledge: 95
Haggar: 90
Harrington: 92
Haun: 94
Hedgcoxe: 90
Hickey: 90
Hightower: 96
Huffman: 81
Hughston: 94
Hunt: 96
Jackson: 80
Mathews: 97
McCall: 87
Meadows: 80
Memorial: 79
Mendenhall: 83
Miller: 93
Mitchell: 88
Rasor: 81
Saigling: 94
Schell: 87
Shepard: 89
Sigler: 74
Skaggs: 97
Stinson: 93
Thomas: 74
Weatherford: 75
Wells: 90
Wyatt: 97

Middle schools:
Armstrong: 84
Bowman: 86
Carpenter: 79
Frankford: 81
Haggard: 89
Hendrick: 88
Murphy: 93
Otto: 91
Renner: 89
Rice: 97
Robinson: 94
Schimelpfenig: 93
Wilson: 83

High schools:
Clark: 87
Jasper: 95
McMillen: 88
Shepton: 86
Vines: 84
Williams: 82

Senior high schools:
Plano: 87
Plano East: 89
Plano West: 89

Other:
Academy: 93
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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