June 8, 2009


Two campuses in Granbury ISD will likely receive Exemplary accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency based on preliminary state test scores received by the school district.  The announcement came at the June 8 meeting of the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees.


Both Acton Elementary School and Roberson Elementary School are the two schools that will likely receive the top state ranking.  The ratings are preliminary because the TEA only releases raw test scores from the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) to each school district, which can analyze the student scores for estimated ratings.  Final accountability ratings will be released by TEA on July 31, 2009.


Based on the preliminary test scores, four other campuses will likely receive Recognized ratings:  Baccus Elementary School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Mambrino School, and Oak Woods Intermediate School.  Ratings of Academically Acceptable would be given to the remaining campuses:  Acton Middle School, Brawner Intermediate School, Granbury High School, and Granbury Middle School.  The district as a whole also would receive a rating of Academically Acceptable.


“These results indicate that Granbury ISD can be the best,” said Superintendent Ron Mayfield.  “With both Acton Elementary and Roberson Elementary leading the way, I believe that we are very close to having a Recognized district.  However, we can never be satisfied when we can be the best.”


As a district, students in Granbury ISD performed at the Exemplary level in reading and English/language arts, writing, and social studies.  The test results indicate Recognized-level performance in math.  In science, students tested at the Recognized level with the exception of Hispanic students, who met the Academically Acceptable standard.  In all, the district is evaluated on a total of twenty categories in each of the testing areas as well as performance of students in certain ethnic and economic subgroups. 


STARS Academy, which is the district’s alternative academic high school, will likely be Academically Acceptable, which is the highest rating under the Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) system.  This rating system evaluates the performance of alternative education centers that are dedicated to serving students at risk of dropping out of school.


Students assigned to the Behavior Transition Center are included in their regular campuses, and that campus will not receive a separate rating.

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