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TEA ratings announced, EMS ISD celebrates what makes our schools great

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD has earned an overall score of 88, or a high “B” rating, and 11 schools received a combined total of 33 academic distinctions in the 2019 State Accountability Rating System. The Texas Education Agency released district and campus ratings on August 15, 2019. TEA defines a “B” as recognized performance.

In 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature enacted an A-F grading system as a tool to communicate the performance of schools. The ratings are based predominantly on annual standardized test scores from the STAAR at elementary and middle school and End-of-Course exams at high school.

“We believe accountability is essential to success; it’s one of our district belief statements and a foundation of our Aspire 2022 Strategic Plan,” said Dr. Jim F. Chadwell, Superintendent. “We also know that any single rating only represents one piece of the total picture of a school or district. Many pieces have to come together to make a school great, and we work daily to provide a complete picture of excellence.”

At EMS ISD, we’re committed to ensuring every child’s experience is engaging, welcoming, challenging, and encouraging. Our goal is to foster the culture of excellence that prepares our students for success today and after graduation.

Because we believe accountability is important, we measure many success indicators including recruiting and retaining world-class educators, providing a supportive culture for families, and offering personalized learning opportunities for students and staff, all to ensure a strong, well-rounded, and supportive educational experience for every child.

And now we want to hear from you. What does your school do well? What should our community know about your school? Tell us by clicking the button below and you could see your story featured on our social media page or your school’s newsletter.

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This is the second year that districts have received a letter rating but the first for individual campus letter ratings. Visit the TEA website to search for specific campus ratings.