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Four Region 9 Campuses Earn All Possible Distinctions in 2017 Accountability Ratings

Posted Date: 08/21/2017

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AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today announced that 4 Region 9 campuses achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2017 state accountability ratings also earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school.

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. Depending on campus grade levels and type, the number of potential distinction designations can vary.

Up to seven distinction designations can be earned for Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading; 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. 

“Amazing work takes place in classrooms across our state every school day, but especially on these campuses where every possible distinction has been earned,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. 

Campuses that earned all possible distinctions in Region 9 applicable to that school in 2017 are:

  • Newcastle School
  • Olney Elementary School
  • Prairie Valley High School
  • Seymour Elementary

TEA has released the 2017 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,700 campuses statewide. The ratings revealed that approximately 95 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard.

To view the 2017 state accountability ratings and distinction designations for all districts, charters, and campuses, visit the TEA website at