School ratings: 9 Austin schools said to need improvement

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — It is a big day for parents, teachers, school administrators and realtors across Central Texas. The Texas Education Agency released school ratings for the 2013-2014 school year Friday.

Campus-by-campus results are posted here.

Schools received one of two ratings: Met Standard or Improvement Required.

Nine schools in the Austin Independent School District received the “Improvement Required” rating:

  • Travis HS
  • LBJ HS
  • Eastside Memorial HS
  • International HS
  • Pearce MS
  • Garcia MS
  • Mendez MS
  • Ridgetop ES

Five Bastrop ISD schools received the “Improvement Required” rating:

  • Emile ES
  • Mina ES
  • Cedar Creek ES
  • Red Rock ES
  • Bluebonnet ES

Three Manor ISD schools received the “Improvement Required” rating:

  • Manor Excel Academy
  • Manor MS
  • Decker ES

The majority of Central Texas districts did well.

Every single campus in the following districts met standard:

  • Leander
  • Round Rock
  • Pflugerville
  • Georgetown
  • Hutto
  • San Marcos
  • Eanes
  • Lake Travis
  • Del Valle
  • Hays
  • Dripping Springs
  • Burnet
  • Marble Falls

It is the second year Texas schools are being graded on a 4-point index system that takes into account more than state test scores. The four areas include student achievement, student progress, closing the performance gap and postsecondary readiness.

Interim Austin ISD superintendent Paul Cruz says some schools in the district barely missed the mark.

“It takes a principal working with his or her teachers,” he said. “Working with students, focused on what every single student needs to know and be able to do.”

A campus must meet the standard on all four indexes to receive a “Met Standard” rating.

The state created a quick video to help explain the ratings system.

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