All of GISD's high schools have active accreditation status valid through 6/30/18 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
Accreditation is based on requirements established by AdvancED, the world's largest education community serving public and private educational institutions across the globe.
The accreditation process is a voluntary method of quality assurance designed to distinguish schools that follow a common set of educational standards and includes rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating institutional effectiveness in such areas as educational programs, cultural contexts and community stakeholders.
For additional information visit AdvancED’s website.
Per Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.052(b) and (c), the Commissioner of Education is annually required to assign an accreditation status, or rating, to school districts. There are four accreditation ratings: [
Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes the district as a public school that meets the accreditation standards.
District exhibits deficiencies in academic performance and/or financial accountability for two consecutive school years. If deficiencies are not addressed, continued deficiencies will lead to probation or revocation of accreditation.
District exhibits deficiencies in academic performance and/or financial accountability for three consecutive school years. These deficiencies must be addressed to avoid revocation of accreditation.
TEA does not recognize the district as a Texas public school because the district failed to meet accreditation standards for four or more consecutive school years.
2016-2017 Garland ISD rating: Accredited
Academic performance and financial accountability information that contributed to GISD's accredited rating is provided below:
|Academic Performance or Financial Accountabillity System||Rating Earned|
|2009 FIRST Rating||Superior Achievement|
|2009 Accountability Rating||Recognized|
|2010 FIRST Rating||Superior Achievement|
|2010 Accountability Rating||Recognized|
|2011 FIRST Rating||Superior Achievement|
|2011 Accountability Rating||Academically Acceptable|
|2012 FIRST Rating||Superior Achievement|
|2012 Accountability Rating||N/A*|
|2013 FIRST Rating||Superior Achievement|
|2013 Accountability Rating||Met Standard|
|2014 FIRST Rating||Superior Achievement|
|2014 Accountability Rating||Met Standard|
|2015 FIRST Rating||Pass|
|2015 Accountability Rating||Met Standard|
|2016 FIRST Rating||A-Superior|
|2016 Accountability Rating||Met Standard|
*Due to the implementation of the STAAR assessment program and a new state accountability system, accountability ratings were not issued for the 2011-2012 school year.