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.
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.