Ninety-One Percent of HISD Schools Meet Tougher Texas Standards

As state strengthens school ratings formula, vast majority of HISD campuses meet the challenge

July 28, 2011

Ninety-one percent of Houston Independent School District campuses met the tougher new state accountability standards this year, and 58 percent achieved the top ratings of “recognized” or “exemplary,” according to preliminary ratings released July 29.

Overall, HISD earned a rating of “academically acceptable” while coming closer than ever to meeting the standard to be considered a “recognized” district. For the first time since the current accountability system was launched in 2004, HISD hit all but one of the targets required to be considered “recognized.”

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