District Earns an 'A' in 2019 State Accountability Rating System
The Lake Travis Independent School District has earned an ‘A’ rating (94) under the state’s 2019 accountability system.
The Texas Education Agency introduced the A-through-F rating system last year, assigning letter grades to districts and numeric scores to campuses on a scale of 0-100. This year, TEA applied A through F grades to individual campuses. Seventy percent of the rating is based on the better of either Student Achievement (how students perform on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, also known as STAAR) or School Progress (how a student/campus has improved on STAAR performance). For High Schools and Districts, Student Achievement also looks at Graduation Rates and College, Career and Military Readiness. Thirty percent of the rating is based on weighted performance of student groups against annual targets set by TEA. This domain is often called Closing the Gaps.
Individual overall campus ratings and overall scores are as follows:
- Lake Travis High School - A (90)
- Hudson Bend Middle School - A (90)
- Lake Travis Middle School - B (87)
- Bee Cave Elementary School - B (89)
- Lake Pointe Elementary School - A (96)
- Lake Travis Elementary School - B (83)
- Lakeway Elementary School - A (95)
- Serene Hills Elementary School - A (94)
- West Cypress Hills Elementary School - B (87)
“As superintendent, I am very proud of our district and campus ratings,” said Dr. Brad Lancaster, LTISD Superintendent of Schools. “It is reflective of the dedication and hard work of our teachers and support staff. However, while I am in full support of accountability, the current rating system is limited in scope and is not a complete measure of our exceptionally high academic and extracurricular performance districtwide. There is a great deal more to our district than what can be encapsulated in a single letter grade that is to reflect an entire academic year. Regardless, you too should be proud of our ratings, and I ask that you help us share the good news throughout our great community.”
Parents are encouraged to visit TXschools.org to view online report cards designed to be useful tools in seeing how our schools or school district is performing in different areas. The report cards spotlight specific strengths, in addition to any challenges, that can assure the needs of all students are being met. You can search by district or school name and compare that district’s or school’s performance to others in their area.