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How Are Texas Public Schools Graded?

Posted Date: 10/09/2023

How Are Texas Public Schools Graded?

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How Are Texas Public Schools Graded?


Texas grades its public schools with an A - F system.  Both schools and school districts receive an annual grade of A, B, C, D, or F. Elementary and middle school grades are based solely on STAAR results.  High school grades are based on a combination of STAAR results, graduation rates, and college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) indicators. 

The requirements for earning the same grade from last year have increased drastically.   While many schools have improved over the past year, their 2023 grade may go down.  Campuses that would have earned an "A" in prior years for CCMR could earn a "D" for the same outcomes under the new rules. Some changes will apply to students who graduated in 2022 even though the school no longer has influence over their performance.

The Texas Education Agency is changing the way schools are graded.  As a result, many schools and school districts will see a lower grade in 2023 even if their performance improved.

Principals will communicate with parents as additional information becomes available.  Students should be reminded that there are many ways to measure growth and success.  Comfort ISD believes that students’ health, safety, engagement, support, and challenge are directly linked to their academic achievement and future success, and we will continue working to ensure that every day, every student grows in confidence, curiosity, and capability.