The Texas Education Agency 2015 state accountability ratings were released August 7, 2015, and Kerrville ISD achievement ranks among the best in the state. As a district, Kerrville ISD was one of only 24 school districts out of more than 1,200 to earn the distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. Additionally, Tivy High School was one of 153 campuses out of more than 4,300 secondary schools to earn all seven distinction designations possible. Daniels Elementary School also excelled by earning all five distinction designations available. All other eligible campuses in Kerrville ISD earned two or more distinction designations. All campuses and the district earned the highest state accountability rating, Met Standard.
Kerrville ISD joins just nine other school districts in the state to earn the postsecondary readiness distinction designation for the second consecutive year. Districts earning a Met Standard rating are eligible to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness, the only distinction available at the district level. The distinction is based on graduation rates, ACT/SAT participation and performance, Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates and dual credit course completion rates.
“Kerrville ISD continues to lead the state in academic achievement and the entire faculty is so very proud of our student success,” said Dan Troxell, Ph.D., Superintendent.
This is also Tivy’s second consecutive year to earn all seven distinction designations. Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in the performance indicators listed below:
- Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts;
- 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.
“For Tivy to be among the top four percent of achievers in the state is a wonderful feat,”
said Troxell. “To be able to accomplish this for two consecutive years is truly remarkable.”
“Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in that community,” said Commissioner Williams. “Achieving all seven distinctions on a campus or a district-level postsecondary readiness distinction reflects extraordinary work while affirming a strong commitment to students.”