CFISD earns 3rd consecutive 'recognized' rating
From a Cy-Fair ISD press release:
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD earned Recognized" status for the third consecutive school year according to the Texas Education Agency's annual accountability ratings, released on Friday.
A small percentage of Texas public school districts achieve Exemplary" or Recognized" status each yearthe highest two performance brackets measured by the TEA. CFISD was a Recognized" district for six consecutive years from 1999 to 2004, again in 2008, 2009 and currently in 2010.
"While being the largest 'Recognized' school district in one of the largest states in the nation for three straight years is a terrific accomplishment within itself, I am most proud of our students' drive to constantly improve academically. The TAKS data indicate that we improved in every area, except one, which remained at the 99 percent level, which indicates that we are successfully improving the performance of all of our students," said Dr. David Anthony, superintendent of schools.
"Year after year, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD educators create a learning environment based on the key tenets of rigor, relevance and relationships; this accountability rating is the direct result."
Campus performance has risen steadily throughout the last three years of TEA accountability ratings. This year, 74 out of 76 campuses (97 percent) were declared Recognized" or Exemplary;" in 2009, 63 out of 74 (85 percent) schools attained this status; and in 2008, 49 out of 70 (70 percent) received the two highest ratings.
CFISD students averaged scores of 93 percent in Reading/English Language Arts, 96 percent in Writing, 98 percent in Social Studies, 88 percent in Math and 89 percent in Science TAKS tests.
The district's TAKS results improved despite the 2010 testing population including 2,850 more students taking TAKS or TAKS-A over 2009.
Visit the TEA website at www.tea.state.tx.us for a detailed listing of scores by campus.