Accountability Ratings & Reports

Texas annually rates its public schools and districts on the academic performance of their students. Graduation rate, student progress, and postsecondary readiness are also used to determine the campus and district ratings under the ratings system. The Accountability Rating System for Texas public schools and school districts uses a subset of the performance measures computed for the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) to assign a rating to each public school and district.

Districts, campuses, and charters receive one of three ratings under the new accountability system: Met Standard; Met Alternative Standard; or Improvement Required.

The 2014 ratings are based on a revised system that uses various indicators to provide greater detail on the performance of a district or charter and each individual campus throughout the state. The performance index framework includes four areas:

  • Student Achievement - Represents a snapshot of performance across all subjects, on both general and alternative assessments, at an established performance standard.
    (All Students)
  • Student Progress - Provides an opportunity for diverse campuses to show improvements made independent of overall achievement levels. Growth is evaluated by subject and student group.
    (All Students; Student Groups by Race/Ethnicity; English Language Learners; Special Education)
  • Closing Performance Gaps - Emphasizes improving academic achievement of the economically disadvantaged student group and the lowest performing race/ethnicity student groups at each campus or district.
    (All Economically Disadvantaged Students; Student Groups by Race/Ethnicity)
  • Postsecondary Readiness - Includes measures of high school graduation, and new for 2014, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) performance at the postsecondary readiness standard.
    (All Students; Student Groups by Race/Ethnicity; English Language Learners; Special Education)
Districts and campuses must meet targets on all four indexes to be rated as Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard. High school campuses were not rated on Index 2 for 2014 since progress measures were not available for the new English I and English II End-of Course (EOC) assessments. The Texas Education Agency has produced a video that provides a quick overview of the accountability system and may be found at the following link: Accountability Video

Distinction Designations
Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible for distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in several performance indicators relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, and student demographics. Beginning in 2014, campuses and districts are eligible for distinction designation in Postsecondary Readiness. A complete list of distinctions available for campuses is shown below. GISD campuses earning distinctions are shown in parentheses.
  • Academic Achievement: Reading/ELA (East View HS, Frost EL, Village EL, Ford EL)
  • Academic Achievement: Mathematics (East View HS, Frost EL)
  • Academic Achievement: Science (Georgetown HS, Williams EL, Ford EL, Mitchell EL)
  • Academic Achievement: Social Studies (East View HS)
  • Top 25%: Student Progress (Frost EL, Ford EL)
  • Top 25%: Closing Performance Gaps (East View HS, Frost EL)
  • Postsecondary Readiness (Georgetown HS, East View HS, Frost EL, Village EL)

Georgetown school district ratings in 2014 are as follows:

TEA Accountability Ratings (2014) 

CampusRating/Link to Accountability Report
Georgetown ISDMet Standard
Georgetown High SchoolMet Standard
East View High SchoolMet Standard
Richarte High SchoolMet Alternative Standard
Benold Middle SchoolMet Standard
Forbes Middle School   Met Standard
Tippit Middle SchoolMet Standard
Carver Elementary* Met Standard
Cooper ElementaryMet Standard
Ford ElementaryMet Standard
Frost ElementaryMet Standard
McCoy ElementaryMet Standard
Mitchell ElementaryMet Standard
Pickett ElementaryMet Standard
Purl Elementary*Met Standard
Village ElementaryMet Standard
Williams ElementaryMet Standard

* Because state testing begins in the 3rd grade, the rating for K-2 campuses is based on the rating received by the 3-5 campus with which it is paired.