H.I.S.D. on list of best and worst schools in Texas

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H.I.S.D. on list of best and worst schools in Texas

HOUSTON, TX – In just a few short weeks parents all across Texas will be sending their children back to school, but how does your child’s school stack up against the rest?

Well, the Texas Education Agency released data on different school districts across the state, and while most of the local districts earned acceptable ratings, Galveston County’s High Island, La Marque districs, Cleveland I.S.D. and Hempstead I.S.D. in Waller County, earned the state’s “Improvement Required” label.

In Houston, H.I.S.D. met the standard as a school system, but 17% of it’s campuses missed their mark independently. The high schools in H.I.S.D. scored more poorly than elementary or middle schools this year. Ratings are based mostly on how well students performed on standardized tests known as the “State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness”.

Texas Education Commissioner, Michael Williams said in a statement:

“While the 2014 numbers are positive, the work continues in districts across our state to meet and exceed increasing state standards and the expectations of their local communities.”

To some, the Texas education system has a long way to go before it’s considered perfect. If this were a report card, there’d be a lot of “Needs Improvement’s”