Ratings mean good news for HISD schools

July 31, 2009 10:06:11 AM PDT
HISD is celebrating recently released school accountability ratings.The district says 73 percent of schools earned the two highest ratings. Two hundred schools rated either exemplary or recognized. That is up from 157 schools the previous year. Forty-nine were rated acceptable and 12 schools were rated unacceptable.

The announcement was made at the Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center, which along with the Ninth Grade College Preparatory Academy, replaced Sam Houston High School at the beginning of the last school year. The old Sam Houston High School had been on the state's unacceptable list for six years.

"This is one for the HISD history books and a highlight for me as I end my career at HISD," said Dr. Saavedra. "Once again there has been tremendous academic growth across the district, but the story of Sam Houston really puts a face on the story. We made major changes before the beginning of the last school year and now the Ninth Grade Campus is rated acceptable and the 10th, 11th and 12th grade campus jumped all the way to Recognized."

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