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Grand Prairie ISD Earns “B” Rating from Texas Education Agency

Grand Prairie ISD Earns "B" Rating from Texas Education Agency - Press Release (Print Version - PDF)

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Media contact: Sam Buchmeyer, GPISD PIO (972) 237-5380 or sam.buchmeyer@gpisd.org

Grand Prairie ISD Earns “B” Rating from Texas Education Agency
Rating Reflects District’s Recognized Performance

(Grand Prairie, TX – August 16, 2018) The Texas Education Agency released 2018 accountability ratings on August 15, the first under the new A-F system that includes three domains – student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. The new rating system, passed by the state legislature in 2017, requires the TEA to give each public school and each district an A through F letter grade, like grades on a child’s report card.

The Grand Prairie Independent School District has earned a “B” rating. Districts earn a B (80–89) for recognized performance when they serve many students well, encourage high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for most students.

Grand Prairie ISD and all GPISD campuses met state standard for student achievement in 2017-2018. “Met Standard” is the highest rating possible in the state’s accountability system.

“Student success is our number one goal,” said GPISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Hull. “We believe this rating reflects the hard work, dedication and grit of our students, our families and our educators.”

The District also earned 72 campus distinction designations, up from 64 in 2016-2017. Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, Dubiski Career High School, Powell Elementary, School for the Highly Gifted and Uplift Lee received all eligible distinctions available for their campus.

Elementary Schools receiving Distinction Designations:
Austin Elementary, Bowie Elementary, De Zavala Environmental Science Academy, Eisenhower Elementary, Florence Hill Elementary, Garner Fine Arts Academy, Marshall Leadership Academy, Moseley Elementary, Powell Elementary, School for the Highly Gifted (1-7), Uplift Lee, Travis World Language Academy (Pre-K – 8), Williams Elementary

Secondary Schools receiving Distinction Designations:
Dubiski Career High School, Fannin Middle School, Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute (6-12), Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy (6-12), Jackson Middle School, Reagan Middle School, South Grand Prairie High School, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (6-12)

For more information on the new state accountability ratings, visit the Texas Education Agency’s website at www.tea.texas.gov/A-F/. The new TXSchools.org website contains interactive accountability rating summaries and detailed reports for each district, campus, and open-enrollment charter school in the state of Texas

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