Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released their 2019 school accountability ratings across the state. The Arlington ISD received an overall grade of 86.
The ratings, the second under the A-F system, include three categories of measurement – student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps.
The 86 marks an eight-point improvement over the 78 the district received last year in the first year for districts receiving grades.
“I am proud of the gains and improvements made by our students, teachers and campuses,” said Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent, Arlington ISD. “While we received a higher grade than last year, the results are just a snapshot of how our schools are performing, not the whole picture of our student experience. Our priority has always been and will continue to be making sure that all of our students graduate exceptionally prepared for college, career and citizenship.”
All campus levels can earn distinctions for reading/ELA, science, math, top 25 percent student progress, top 25 percent closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. Both junior high schools and high schools can also earn a distinction designation in social studies.
Thirty-three of the district’s 71 campuses eligible to receive distinctions received at least one designation:
- 5 of 7 high schools
- 8 of 10 junior highs\
- 20 of 54 elementaries
Bailey Junior High (seven out of seven) received all possible distinction designations. Last year 29 schools received at least one distinction.
When looking at last year’s results under the new A-F system, this year’s scores in every category are equal to or better than last year.
Two campuses that were previously rated as Improvement Required, Anderson and Patrick elementaries, met standard this year.
Visit the Texas Education Agency for a full list of schools and their scores.