HCISD schools earn 103 distinctions in TEA accountability ratings


Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District continues to make progress in student achievement.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings released Tuesday, August 15, show that HCISD schools earned 103 distinction designations – 31 more distinctions than last year.

“The 103 distinctions earned by our HCISD schools in the TEA Accountability Ratings are a testament to the amazing things that can happen when we are all united in our purpose of providing the best possible opportunities for our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “We remain committed to student success as we embark on another outstanding school year.”

Additionally, the district along with each of its 29 campuses earned the highest rating of Met Standard based on four indexes – Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Harlingen School of Health Professions and Memorial Middle School earned all seven possible distinctions at the secondary level, while Bowie, Dishman, Lee Means, and Milam Elementary earned all six possible distinctions at the elementary level.

Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible to earn distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several different areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics. The number of potential distinctions varies by campus.

Out of the 27 eligible HCISD schools, 23 received one or more distinctions in the following areas: English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies; Student Progress and Closing Performance Gaps in the top 25 percentiles; and Postsecondary Readiness.

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