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August 6th, 2010
TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently confirmed Hays CISD projections that 14 of the district’s 19 campuses received an “exemplary” or “recognized” rating on for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. However, Hays CISD still received an overall ranking of “academically acceptable,” the lowest in Hays County.

The “exemplary” schools include Buda Elementary School, Elm Grove Elementary School, Fuentes Elementary School and Negley Elementary School.  The “recognized” elementary schools are Blanco Vista Elementary School, Camino Real Elementary School , Tom Green Elementary School, Kyle Elementary School, Science Hall Elementary School and Tobias Elementary School. The “recognized” middle schools include Barton Middle School, Chapa Middle School, Dahlstrom Middle School and Wallace Middle School.

Hemphill Elementary School, Simon Middle School, Lehman High School, Hays High School and Academy High School were rated “academically acceptable.”

Hays CISD  doubled its number of high performing campuses in the past two years. In the 2008-2009 school year, Hays CISD had seven campuses which received the “recognized” or “exemplary” ranking.

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0 thoughts on “TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district

  1. It is infortunate that HCISD is now the lowest rating district in Hays County. Close observers of the decline in academics at HCISD should not be suprised. No $1230,000/year Spin Doctor can hide it any longer.. You have to take the ratings with a healthy grain salt. The Texas Performance Measure or TPM is under fire because, without this new computation measure, comparative improvement is more transparent and much less impressive.

    Nonetheless, I am encouraged by the new leadership in Dr. Lyon. It is not the money, Investments in our students have exceeded inflation and enrollment growth combined for years and years. Adding in bond spending, we spent $12,000/per student last year and our debt per student is 60% higher than the other 69 fasterst growing districts in Texas. It has more to do with leadership. I have high hopes our current Superintendent and present Board of Trustees.

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