Accountability ratings and reports

Accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides annual academic accountability ratings for our district and schools. The ratings are based mostly on how well our students do on state standardized tests like STAAR, but also include College, Career and Military Readiness, as well as, graduation rates.

The 2019 Accountability rating labels are based on performance in three different areas or domains:

  • Student Achievement
  • School Progress
  • Closing the Gaps
  • Overall Performance

Student Achievement shows how much students know and are able to do at the end of the year. School Progress shows how students perform over time and how that growth compares to similar schools. The Closing the Gaps domain tells us how well different populations of students in a district are performing. Overall Performance is a weighted combination of performance in other domains.

Ratings

The district and each school are assigned a letter grade for overall performance and for performance in each domain.

  • A = Exemplary Performance
  • B = Recognized Performance
  • C = Acceptable Performance
  • D = In Need of Improvement
  • F = Unacceptable Performance

In addition to the ratings, campuses that have a grade of A, B, C or D are eligible for Distinction Designations.

2019 accountability ratings

On August 15, 2019, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the 2019 district and school ratings based on performance from the 2018-2019 school year.

District Overall Rating: B (88 out of 100)

School Name School Levelsort descending Overall School Rating
Abbett Elementary School Elementary School B
Armstrong Elementary School Elementary School B
Back Elementary School Elementary School B
Beaver Technology Center for Math & Science Elementary School A
Bullock Elementary School Elementary School B
Bradfield Elementary School Elementary School B
Caldwell Elementary School Elementary School C
Carver Elementary School Elementary School C
Club Hill Elementary School Elementary School D
Cooper Elementary School Elementary School C
Couch Elementary School Elementary School C
Centerville Elementary School Elementary School C
Davis Elementary School Elementary School B
Daugherty Elementary School Elementary School B
Dorsey Elementary School Elementary School B
Ethridge Elementary School Elementary School B
Freeman Elementary School Elementary School B
Golden Meadows Elementary School Elementary School B
Handley Elementary School Elementary School B
Herfurth Elementary School Elementary School B
Heather Glen Elementary School Elementary School B
Hickman Elementary School Elementary School B
Hillside Academy for Excellence Elementary School A
Keeley Elementary School Elementary School A
Kimberlin Academy for Excellence Elementary School A
Liberty Grove Elementary School Elementary School C
Lister Elementary School Elementary School C
Luna Elementary School Elementary School A
Montclair Elementary School Elementary School D
Northlake Elementary School Elementary School B
Park Crest Elementary School Elementary School B
Pearson Elementary School Elementary School C
Rowlett Elementary School Elementary School B
Roach Elementary School Elementary School B
Sewell Elementary School Elementary School B
Southgate Elementary School Elementary School C
Shugart Elementary School Elementary School C
Shorehaven Elementary School Elementary School B
Spring Creek Elementary School Elementary School A
Giddens-Steadham Elementary School Elementary School B
Stephens Elementary School Elementary School B
Toler Elementary School Elementary School C
Classical Center at Vial Elementary School Elementary School A
Watson Technology Center for Math & Science Elementary School A
Weaver Elementary School Elementary School C
Williams Elementary School Elementary School C
Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence Elementary School A
Garland High School High School B
Lakeview Centennial High School High School B
Naaman Forest High School High School C
North Garland High School High School B
Rowlett High School High School B
South Garland High School High School B
Sachse High School High School B
Austin Academy for Excellence Middle School A
Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School Middle School A
Bussey Middle School Middle School C
Coyle Middle School Middle School C
Houston Middle School Middle School B
Hudson Middle School Middle School B
Jackson Technology Center for Math & Science Middle School B
Lyles Middle School Middle School B
O'Banion Middle School Middle School C
Schrade Middle School Middle School C
Sellers Middle School Middle School C
Webb Middle School Middle School C
Memorial Pathway Academy-Middle School Program Other Educational Center Met Alternative Standard
Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center Other Educational Center
Pathfinder Achievement Center Other Educational Center Not Rated
GISD Alternative Education Center Other Educational Center
Memorial Pathway Academy Other Educational Center Not Rated
Cisneros Prekindergarten School PreK School B
Parsons Prekindergarten School PreK School B

Distinction designations

Schools that earned an A, B, C or D rating are eligible for distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded based on how one school's performance compares to a group of schools of similar size, grade span and student demographics.

Available Distinction Designations:

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/ Reading
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics
  • Academic Achievement in Science
  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies
  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Academic Growth
  • Top 25 Percent: Comparative Closing the Gaps
  • Postsecondary Readiness

Accountability reports

School Report Card (SRC)

The School Report Card (SRC) gives a broad view of campus performance and is helpful for parents and guardians who want to be informed about a school's individual characteristics and academic performance.

What's included in the School Report Card?

This report shows the following for each school:

  • the accountability rating and any distinction designations earned
  • whether or not the school met standards in Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness
  • school and student information such as attendance rate, demographics, mobility rates and class size averages by grade or subject
  • financial information
  • detailed STAAR result information

For high schools, the School Report Card also shows:

  • graduation and dropout rates
  • SAT/ACT results

Visit TEA’s SRC website to view our district and campus School Report Cards. 

The TXschools.gov site is also a useful resource for information about Texas school and district ratings. The site includes explanations, graphics and comparisons to the prior year.

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports, pull together a wide range of information annually on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas.

The most recent district TAPR report is also available as part of the Annual Academic Performance Report along with each schools' TAPR report and other required documents.

Visit TEA's TAPR website to view state, regional, district and school reports.

What's included in a school's TAPR?

The TAPR for each school shows:

  • the accountability rating and any distinction designations earned
  • detailed STAAR results
  • attendance rate
  • student information such as demographics and class size averages by grade or subject
  • staff information, demographics, experience and salaries
  • student enrollment and teachers for Bilingual/ESL, CTE, Gifted & Talented and Special Education

For high schools, the TAPR also shows:

  • graduation and dropout rates
  • SAT/ACT results
  • advanced course and dual enrollment information
  • AP/IB results
  • College and Career Ready graduates
  • CTE graduates
  • graduates enrolled in a Texas institute of higher learning and completing 1 year without remediation

Contact us

For more information about state accountability ratings and reports, contact:

Research, Assessment & Accountability

Accountability resources

Texas School Accountability Dashboard

Resource pages on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website: