The Texas Education Agency’s report cards for public schools in the state of Texas were revealed this week, and Polk County school districts brought home an A and four B’s. Some of the individual campuses earned high marks, but a few schools will need improvement to bring up a low score, according to the TEA.
Each of the schools were scored on three different criteria. Student achievement measures whether the students met expectations on the STAAR test. It also measures graduation rates and how prepared students are for success after high school. School progress shows how students perform over time and how the districts performance compares to other districts with similar economically disadvantaged student populations. Closing the gaps tells how well a district is ensuring that all student groups are successful.
Grades are similar to report cards issued by some schools, with an A ranging 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, and a “not rated” score is anything below 70.
Corrigan Camden ISD performed the best of Polk County schools with a score of 90 to receive an A. The district received 89 out of 100 for student achievement, 91 out of 100 for school progress and 88 out of 100 for closing the gaps. Corrigan-Camden High School was given an 88, while the junior high scored 83 and the elementary received a 90.
Onalaska ISD was a point away from the coveted A, scoring 89 for the district. Student achievement received an 86, school progress was 90, and closing the gaps was given a mark of 85. Onalaska Junior/Senior High School scored a B with an 85, and the elementary notched an 89.
Big Sandy ISD missed an A by two points with an 88. They received a 90 for student achievement, 92 in school progress, and a 79 for closing the gaps. They were scored for grades K-12.
Leggett ISD received a B with 82 out of 100. Student achievement was a 71, school progress scored 89, and closing the gaps was not rated with a score of 64. The high school just missed a B with a 79, while the elementary was also not rated, scoring 59.
Livingston ISD received a B grade, scoring 81 out of 100. In student achievement, Livingston scored a 78. An 81 was given for school progress and an 80 was scored for closing the gaps. Livingston High took a C score of 78. The Livingston Academy received a “not rated” scored a 69. Livingston Junior High produced a 72, Creekside Elementary a 91, Cedar Grove Elementary 87, Timber Creek Elementary 91, and Pine Ridge Primary a 91.
Goodrich ISD graded a 74 overall. They were not rated for student achievement, given a 69 in that area, while school progress scored a 79 and closing the gaps graded a 61. Goodrich High School has a score of 77, the middle school a 78, and the elementary a 54.