School districts in Johnson County averaged A’s and B’s in the Texas Education Agency’s 2019 state accountability ratings.

 

Alvarado ISD

Alvarado ISD received a B — 84 — overall, compared to a C last year. It also received a B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. 

Alvarado Elementary North School received a B — 84 — overall and B in all three categories, with distinctions in academic achievement in English language arts/reading, postsecondary readiness and top 25 percent closing the gaps. 

Alvarado Elementary South School received an A — 90 — overall, A in student achievement and school progress and B in closing the gaps, with distinctions in math, postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. 

Lillian Elementary School received a B — 82 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress, with distinctions in postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. Alvarado Intermediate School received a F — 51 — overall, B in school progress and closing the gaps and C in student achievement. 

Alvarado Junior High School received a B — 87 — overall, B in school progress and closing the gaps and C in student achievement, with distinctions in math and top 25 percent in academic growth. Alvarado High School received a B — 85 — overall and B in the other three categories, with a distinction in academic growth. 

 

Burleson ISD

Burleson ISD received a B — 85 — overall, which is the same grade as last year. It also received a B in student achievement and closing the gaps and C in school progress.

Academy at Nola Dun received a B — 85 — overall, C in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement. Academy of the Arts at Bransom Elementary School received a B — 81 — overall, B in school progress and closing the gaps and C in student achievement. 

Brock Elementary School received a C — 74 — and C in the three categories. Clinkscale Elementary School received a B — 81 — overall, C in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement.

Frazier Elementary School received an A — 90 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and A in closing the gaps, with a distinctions in closing the gaps. Hajek Elementary School received an A — 90 — overall, an A in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement, with a distinction in academic growth. 

The Academy of Leadership & Technology at Mound Elementary School received a B — 80 — overall and B in the three categories, with distinctions in ELA/reading and postsecondary readiness. Norwood Elementary School received a C — 74 — overall and C in the other categories, with distinctions in science and math.

STEAM Academy at Stribling Elementary School received a B — 80 — overall, C in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement. Taylor Elementary School received a C — 79 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress.

Hughes Middle School received a C — 77 — overall and C in the three categories. Kerr Middle School received a C — 77 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and D in school progress. STEAM Middle School of Choice received a B — 85 — overall, C in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement, with a distinction in ELA/reading. 

Burleson High School received a B — 85 — overall, B in student achievement and closing the gaps and C in school progress. Burleson Collegiate High School received an A — 91 — overall, A in student achievement and school progress and B in closing the gaps. 

Burleson Centennial High School received a B — 85 — overall, C in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement. Crossroads High School received a B — 84 — overall and B in student achievement. 

“Our increases in the accountability system are just one example of the hard work and dedication of students and staff members at every level," BISD Executive Director of Learning April Chiarelli said. "BISD will continue to focus on teacher collaboration to ensure growth for all students.”

 

Godley ISD

Godley ISD received a C — 77 — which is the same grade as last year. It also received a B in student achievement and school progress and D in closing the gaps. 

Godley Elementary School received a F — 54 — overall and was not rated in the other categories. Godley Intermediate School received a F — 54 — overall, F in school progress and closing the gaps and D in student achievement. Godley Middle School received a B — 82 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress, with a distinction in academic growth.

Godley High School received a B — 81 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. LINKS Academy received a F — 45 — overall and F in student achievement and school progress. 

 

Grandview ISD

Grandview ISD received an A — 93 — which is the same as last year. It also received an A in the three categories.

Grandview Elementary School received a B — 89 — overall, B in school progress and closing the gaps and A in student achievement, with distinctions in academic growth and postsecondary readiness. Grandview Junior High School received a B — 82 — overall, C in school progress and closing the gaps and B in student achievement. 

Grandview High School received an A — 97 — overall and A in the other categories, with distinctions in math, academic growth, postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. 

“We are happy to receive an A rating,” GVISD Superintendent Joe Perrin said. “We have a great staff that works hard to put our kids in position to be successful. The tests are just a small part of what we use to gauge student success.”

 

Joshua ISD

Joshua ISD received an A — 90 — compared to a B last year. It also received an A in student achievement and school progress and B in closing the gaps. 

Caddo Grove Elementary School received a B — 80 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress, with distinctions in science and math. Elder Elementary School received a B — 88 — overall and B in the other categories, with distinctions in science, math, ELA/reading, academic growth, postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. 

North Joshua Elementary School received an A — 95 — overall, A in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress, with distinctions in science, math, ELA/reading, academic growth postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. Plum Creek Elementary School received a B — 80 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. 

Staples Elementary School received a B — 85 — overall, B in school progress and closing the gaps and C in student achievement, with distinctions in science, academic growth, postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. 

Loflin Middle School received a B — 81 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress. Nichols Middle School received an A — 90 — overall, B in school progress and closing the gaps and A in student achievement, with distinctions in science, ELA/reading, academic growth, postsecondary readiness and closing the gaps. 

Joshua Ninth Grade Campus received an A — 93 — overall, A in student achievement and school progress and B in closing the gaps, with distinctions in science, math, academic growth and postsecondary readiness. 

Joshua High School received a B — 86 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. New Horizons High School received an A — 100 — overall and A in student achievement and school progress. 

 

Keene ISD

Keene ISD received a B — 87 — which is the same grade as last year. It also received a B in student achievement, A in school progress and C in closing the gaps.

Keene Elementary School received a C — 70 — overall, D in student achievement and closing the gaps and C in school progress. Keene Junior High School received a B — 84 — overall, C in student achievement and closing the gaps and B in school progress, with distinctions in ELA/reading, social studies, academic growth and postsecondary readiness. 

Keene High School received a B — 84 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps, with distinctions in science, math and postsecondary readiness. Keene Alternative Learning Center received a C — 75 — and C in student achievement. 

“Keene ISD is proud of all its campuses and the hard work and dedication they invest in our vision of meeting every child, every need, every day,” KISD Superintendent Ricky Stephens said. “We strive to recruit and retain world class teachers, and our aim is to produce graduates that can compete on the global stage. I feel we are well on our way to achieving this lofty goal.

“That said, ranking a district or school based off a single test on a single day is a very ineffective way to rate schools. The fact that KISD ranks high in this type of ranking does not negate this fact. I feel that in order to know how your local school is doing, one must be able to see and feel it.  

“At Keene ISD we encourage parents and community members to engage with us through social media and through actually coming to our events and ‘tasting’ what we are doing for their children at KISD.

 

Rio Vista ISD

Rio Vista ISD received a B — 81 — compared to a C last year. It also received a B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. 

Rio Vista Elementary School received a C — 77 — overall and C in the other categories, with a distinction in math. Rio Vista Middle School received a F — 58 — overall, D in student achievement and school progress and F in closing the gaps.

Rio Vista High School received a B — 81 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. 

“We are proud to improve as a district from a C to B,” RVISD Superintendent Tony Martin said. “This demonstrates that everyone is working to improve. However, we have some major areas of concern that are going to require a tremendous amount of attention. We knew early that these areas existed and have already developed plans to improved.” 

 

Venus ISD

Venus ISD received a B — 82 — compared to a C last year. It also received a B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps. 

Venus Primary School received a D — 69 — overall and was not rated in the other categories. Venus Elementary School received a D — 69 — overall, D in student achievement and closing the gaps and C in school progress. 

Venus Middle School received a C — 72 — overall, C in student achievement and school progress and F in closing the gaps. Venus High School received a B — 82 — overall, B in student achievement and school progress and C in closing the gaps, with distinctions in science, math, social studies and closing the gaps. 

“We are certainly proud that the hard work of our students and teachers is paying off in raising the district rating from a C to a B.” VISD Superintendent James Hopper said. “We still have plenty to work on, and with the changes we have implemented in curriculum and instruction this year, we fully expect our ratings to continue to climb.” 

 

KLA

Kauffman Leadership Academy received a F — 51 — compared to “improvement required” last year. It also received a F in student achievement and closing the gaps and D in school progress.

“At KLA, we have enlisted several new curriculum tools to structure the learning experience a little more and provide ample time to learn the concepts they need to learn, according to TEA,” KLA Superintendent/CEO Theresa Kauffman said. “However, we filed a charter application with the state of Texas and told them that we believe a safe learning environment will make a difference. The proof for us is in any of the 120 sets of parents and scholars who chose KLA this year and our different philosophy. 

“We reject the notion that a test score is the only indication of success. Come see the high expectations and rigorous environment we provide at KLA. Personally, I am disappointed in TEA for approving our innovative, ground breaking charter application and then evaluating our program with the same old rubric that have caused traditional public schools to fail.

“Educational research has shown that it takes three to five years for new program implementation to be successful. We are just beginning our fourth year, and if you pull the data on the students who have been with us for all three years, they exceed all standards. Evidence of our success is a 50 percent growth rate every year we have been open.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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