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153 campuses earn all seven distinctions in 2015 accountability ratings

posted Aug 14, 2015, 7:06 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 7:06 AM ]

153 campuses earn all seven distinctions in 2015 accountability ratings


AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 state accountability ratings for more than 8,600 campuses. The ratings reveal that 86.4 percent of campuses across Texas achieved the rating of Met Standard.


Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are also eligible for distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size and student demographics. Distinction designations can be earned by campuses for:


  •  Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts;
  •  Academic Achievement in Mathematics;
  •  Academic Achievement in Science;
  •  Academic Achievement in Social Studies;
  •  Top 25 Percent: Student Progress;
  •  Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and
  •  Postsecondary Readiness.


In 2015, 4,388 campuses achieved the Met Standard rating and earned some type of distinction designation. However, only 153 high schools, middle schools and junior high schools earned all seven distinction designations.


“Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in a community,” said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. “Achieving all seven distinctions reflects extraordinary work taking place on a campus while affirming a strong commitment to students.”


Campuses (listed alphabetically by school district or charter) that earned all seven distinctions in 2015 are as follows:


  •  Alief ISD – Kerr High School
  •  Amarillo ISD – Lorenzo De Zavala Middle School
  •  Argyle ISD – Argyle High School
  •  Arlington ISD (2) – Bailey Junior High School; Gunn Junior High School
  •  Austin ISD (3) – Anderson High School; LASA High School; Ann Richards School For Young Women
  •  Birdville ISD – Smithfield Middle School
  •  Borden County ISD – Borden County School
  •  Brownsville ISD (2) – Pace High School; Veterans Memorial High School
  •  Bryan ISD – Bryan Collegiate High School
  •  Carroll ISD (2) – Carroll Middle School; George Dawson Middle School
  •  Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (3) – Smith High School; Creekview High School; Ranchview High School
  •  Cedar Hill ISD (Tyler) – Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
  •  Chapel Hill ISD – Chapel Hill High School
  •  Cisco ISD – Cisco High School
  •  Clear Creek ISD (2) – Clear Lake High School; Clear Horizons Early College High School
  •  Comal ISD (2) – Memorial Early College High School; Church Hill Middle School
  •  Dallas ISD (12) – Hillcrest High School; Woodrow Wilson High School; Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (High School); School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center; W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy; William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academic Talented and Gifted; Dallas Environmental Science Academy; George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard and International Academy; Trinidad Garza Early College High School; Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Middle School); Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy; Rosemont Middle School
  •  Early ISD – Early High School
  •  El Paso ISD (4) – El Paso High School; Silva Health Magnet High School; Transmountain Early College High School; Wiggs Middle School
  •  Eula ISD – Eula High School
  •  Fairfield ISD – Fairfield High School
  •  Falls City ISD – Falls City High School
  •  Fort Bend ISD (4) – Dulles High School; Clements High School; Stephen F. Austin High School; Fort Settlement Middle School
  •  Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts – Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Grades 7–12)
  •  Fort Worth ISD (3) – McLean Middle School; Young Women’s Leadership Academy; Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences
  •  Frisco ISD – Fowler Middle School
  •  Galveston ISD – Austin Middle School
  •  Garland ISD – North Garland High School
  •  Grand Prairie ISD (3) – Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy; John A. Dubiski Career High School; Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute
  •  Harlandale ISD – Terrell Wells Middle School
  •  Harmony School of Excellence – Houston (2) – Harmony School of Advancement (Houston); Harmony School of Discovery (Houston)
  •  Harmony School of Science – Houston (2) – Harmony School of Science (Sugarland); Harmony Science Academy (Katy)
  •  Harmony Science Academy – El Paso – Harmony Science Academy (El Paso)
  •  Harmony Science Academy – Waco (3) – Harmony School of Innovation (Carrollton); Harmony Science Academy (Euless); Harmony School of Innovation (Fort Worth)
  •  Harmony Science Academy – Austin – Harmony Science Academy (Pflugerville)
  •  Houston ISD (11) – Bellaire High School; The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; DeBakey High School for Health Professions; T.H. Rogers School; Lanier Middle School; Project Chrysalis Middle School; Wharton K–8 Dual Language Academy; Eastwood Academy; Carnegie Vanguard High School; Challenge Early College High School; Pin Oak Middle School
  •  Hudson ISD (2) – Hudson High School; Hudson Middle School
  •  IDEA Public Schools (5) – IDEA Quest College Preparatory (Edinburg); IDEA Frontier College Preparatory (Brownsville); IDEA McAllen College Preparatory (McAllen); IDEA Brownsville College Preparatory (Brownsville); IDEA Carver College Preparatory (San Antonio)
  •  Irving ISD – Jack E. Singley Academy
  •  Jayton-Girard ISD – Jayton Schools
  •  Katy ISD (6) – Taylor High School; Seven Lakes High School; Tompkins High School; Garland McMeans Junior High School; Beckendorff Junior High School; Seven Lakes Junior High School
  •  Kerrville ISD – Tivy High School
  •  KIPP Austin Public Schools (2) – KIPP Austin Collegiate (Austin); KIPP Academy of Arts and Letters (Austin)
  •  Klondike ISD – Klondike ISD
  •  Lindale ISD – Lindale Junior High School
  •  Lone Oak ISD – Lone Oak High School
  •  Los Fresnos CISD – Los Cuates Middle School
  •  Lubbock ISD (3) – Talkington School for Young Women Leaders; Cavazos Middle School; Hutchinson Middle School
  •  Mart ISD – Mart Middle School
  •  Martins Mill ISD – Martins Mill High School
  •  Maypearl ISD – Maypearl Junior High School
  •  McAllen ISD – Cathey Middle School
  •  Meridian World School LLC – Meridian World School LLC (Round Rock)
  •  Midland ISD – Early College High School at Midland College
  •  Northside ISD (2) – Clark High School; Health Careers High School
  •  NYOS Charter School – NYOS Charter School (Austin)
  •  Odem-Edroy ISD – Odem Junior High School
  •  Palacios ISD – Palacios High School
  •  Pearland ISD – Pearland Junior High West
  •  Pittsburg ISD – Pittsburg Junior High School
  •  Plano ISD – C.M. Rice Middle School
  •  Port Aransas ISD – Brundrett Middle School
  •  Poth ISD – Poth Junior High School
  •  Richardson ISD (2) – Richardson High School; Richardson West Junior High School
  •  Rio Grande City CISD – Rio Grande City High School
  •  Roby CISD – Roby High School
  •  Round Rock ISD (2) – Westwood High School; Canyon Vista Middle School
  •  Sabine Pass ISD – Sabine Pass School
  •  San Antonio ISD – Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  •  Sharyland ISD (2) – Sharyland High School; B.L. Gray Junior High School
  •  Slocum ISD – Slocum High School
  •  Socorro ISD – Mission Early College High School
  •  South Texas ISD (3) – South Texas Business, Education & Technology Academy; South Texas Academy for Medical Professions; South Texas Preparatory Academy
  •  Spring Branch ISD – Cornerstone Academy
  •  Sundown ISD – Sundown High School
  •  Uplift Education – Hampton Preparatory – Uplift Education- Hampton Preparatory High School (Dallas)
  •  Uplift Education – North Hills Preparatory – Uplift Education-North Hills Preparatory High School (Irving)
  •  Uplift Education – Williams Preparatory – Uplift Education-Williams Preparatory High School (Dallas)
  •  Uplift Education – Summit International Preparatory – Uplift Education-Summit International Preparatory Middle Campus (Arlington)
  •  Valley View ISD (Pharr) – Valley View High School
  •  Vanguard Academy – Vanguard Academy (Pharr)
  •  Wellington ISD – Wellington High School
  •  Westlake Academy Charter School (Tarrant County) – Westlake Academy
  •  Whitewright ISD – Whitewright Middle School
  •  Wylie ISD (Collin County) – Raymond B. Cooper Junior High School
  •  Ysleta ISD (5) – Riverside High School; Del Valle High School; Valle Verde Early College High School; Ranchland Hills Middle School; Camino Real Middle School


To view the 2015 state accountability ratings for districts, charters and campuses (plus distinction designations earned at the campus and district level), visit the Texas Education Agency website at