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Did Hays CISD Improve Their “C” State Rating?

While technically not an official score; last year Hays CISD received an overall score of 77 “C” from the new Texas A-F accountability system for the 2017-2018 academic year.

This new accountability system is largely based on how well students perform on the STAAR tests.

Texas education commissioner Mike Morath said the new grades will help communities better distinguish between good and great schools. The system is also designed so that educators can more easily identify where the most critical needs are and what successful approaches can be copied, he said.

On August 15, 2019, campuses received their first official letter grades for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Overall District Score

For 2017 – 2018, Hays CISD received an overall district score of 77 “C”.

This year they managed to improve that overall score to 84 “B”.

“This is a win for our students and our team,” said Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright, who completed his first full academic year at Hays CISD in 2018 – 2019, the year measured by the ratings released Thursday.

“We have great reason to be proud in Hays CISD!

Our teachers, district staff, students, parents, school board members, and community partners work hard daily to ensure our students have the best possible educational experience.

I’m pleased to see that the systems we are putting in place, and the teaching methods and instructional practices we are adopting led to student success. We have momentum and energy on our side.”

School performance is measured in three areas including:

  • Student Achievement: How much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year.
  • School Progress: How students perform over time, comparing their progress to similar schools.
  • Closing the Gaps: The performance of different populations of students.

High School Performance

Both local high schools managed a “B” rating.

Hays High School

Lehman High Shcool

Middle Schools 2018-2019 Scores

Middles schools in the district seem to have the greatest disparity with scores ranging from A’s, C’s, and D’s.

SchoolScoreRatingDistinctions
Dahlstrom92A1
Barton91A4
Chapa79C2
Wallace73C1
McCormick68D0
Simon64D0

Elementary Schools 2018-2019 Scores

One of the most impressive improvements came from Tom Green Elementary School, which last year was listed as requiring improvement.

This year the campus moved from a failing grade to an 83, or ‘B,’ and earned an ‘Academic Growth’ distinction.

SchoolScoreRatingDistinctions
Elm Grove94A 1
Negley93A5
Pfluger89B4
Carpenter Hill89B2
Camino Real84B1
Science Hall83B1
Tom Green83B1
Blanco Vista82B1
Uhland82B1
Fuentes81B1
Buda79C0
Kyle77C0
Tobias75C0
Hemphill74C0

How Much Did Hays CISD Recieve And Spend Per Student In 2018-2019?