Hays CISD scores a “B” in accountability ratings

A seven point overall improvement from last school year helped Hays CISD earn a “B” rating from the Texas Education Agency in its 2018-19 A-F Accountability ratings which were released Thursday.

While no Hays CISD campuses failed under the new rating system, two middle schools scored below a 70, correlating to a “D” grade.

Simon Middle School and McCormick Middle School scored a 64 and 68, respectively, according to the results. Both campuses finished with the lowest grades out of all 23 campuses. The two campuses also scored in the mid-to-low 60’s in the 2017-2018 TEA accountability ratings.

Meanwhile, Tom Green Elementary, which had been labeled as the district’s lone IR campus, finished with a 83 grade per the 2018-19 results, a 25-point jump from 2017-18.

As a district, Hays CISD scored five points higher this year on student achievement, four points on student progress. The district also scored 12 points higher on closing the gaps, which measures how different populations of students are performing in the district.

Hays CISD 2018-19 Accountability Rating results
Hays CISD overall – B (84)

• Student Achievement – B (82)
• School Progress – B (84)
• Closing the Gap – B (83)

Campuses

Elementary Schools

• Blanco Vista – B (82)
• Buda – C (79)
• Camino Real – B(84)
• Carpenter Hill – B (89)
• Elm Grove – A (94)
• Hemphill – C (74)
• Kyle – C (77)
• Negley – A (93)
• Pfluger – B (89)
• Science Hall – B (83)
• Fuentes – B (81)
• Tobias – C (75)
• Tom Green – B (83)
• Uhland – B (82)

Middle Schools

• Chapa – C (79)
• Simon – D (64)
• McCormick – D (68)
• Dahlstrom – A (92)
• Barton – A (91)
• Wallace – C (73)

High Schools

• Hays – B (87)
• Lehman – B (81)
• Live Oak – B (83)

Hays CISD 2017-18 Accountability Ratings
Overall grade – C (77)
Student achievement – C (75)
School progress – B (80)
Closing the gaps – C (71)

Elementary schools

Blanco Vista – Met Standard (79)
Buda – Met Standard (73)
Camino Real – Met Standard (79)
Carpenter Hill – Met Standard (87)
Elm Grove – Met Standard (86)
Fuentes – Met Standard (78)
Tom Green – Improvement Required (58)
Hemphill – Met Standard (78)
Kyle – Met Standard (72)
Negley – Met Standard (93)
Pfluger – Met Standard (88)
Science Hall – Met Standard (80)
Tobias – Met Standard (79)

Middle schools

Barton – Met Standard (92)
Chapa – Met Standard (67)
Dahlstrom – Met Standard (87)
McCormick – Met Standard (66)
Simon – Met Standard (69)
Wallace – Met Standard (72)

High schools

Hays – Met Standard (83)
Lehman – Met Standard (75)
Live Oak – Met Standard (81)

The 2018-19 results mark the first year TEA is using its A-F rating system to measure academic performance. Previously, TEA rated campuses as Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required.

The system scores districts on three criteria:

• Student Achievement – Factors include State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results, college and career readiness of students and graduation rate.

• School progress – Measures academic growth of students on STAAR exams and performance relative to similar districts or campuses.

• Closing the gaps –Measures how different populations of students are performing in the district.

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