HISD gets 'B' grade in annual TEA report; 21 schools get 'F' grade

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District has received a “B” grade on the Texas Education Agency’s annual accountability report.

The report was released Thursday morning, and graded HISD 88 out of 100, saying the grade shows how well students are prepared for success.

A total of 57 of 279 HISD schools on the report received an overall "A" grade in the report, while 21 schools received an overall grade of "F."

The entire report can be found at TXschools.gov.

This is the first TEA accountability report that is using a letter grade.

Last year, HISD received an 84 out of 100. Four schools were listed as improvement required last year, meaning the TEA could issues sanctions if those schools didn't receive a passing grade. Three of those schools received passing grades in this year's report.

One of them, Kashmere High School, was where members of HISD leadership took a victory lap after Thursday's report. However, the celebration was somewhat overshadowed by Wheatley High School staying in the failing column

"I don't believe that we would have any struggling schools if the board would have supported Superintendent Lathan," said HISD board member Jolanda Jones.

"I know what happened here at Kashmere could also happen at Wheatley, and will happen at Wheatley," said HISD board member Rhonda Skillern-Jones.

HISD schools that got an "F"

Here is a list of HISD schools that received an overall "F" rating, according to the TEA report.

  • Ashford Elementary School.
  • Deady Middle School.
  • Edison Middle School.
  • Energized for STEM Academy Southeast.
  • Fleming Middle School.
  • H.S. Ahead Academy.
  • Isaacs Elementary School.
  • Key Middle School.
  • Martinez C. Elementary School.
  • Northline Elementary School.
  • Osborne Elementary School.
  • Robinson Elementary School.
  • Rucker Elementary School.
  • Seguin Elementary School.
  • Smith Elementary School.
  • Sugar Grove Academy.
  • Thomas Middle School.
  • Wheatley High School.
  • Whidby Elementary School.
  • Williams Middle School.
  • Young Elementary School.

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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.

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