Tomball ISD Earns ‘Straight A’ Distinction, Again, Based on TEA Accountability Ratings

Updated 8/15/22: Tomball ISD not only earned Straight As but is the top rated school district in both Harris and Montgomery counties with an overall score of 95. In addition to being a Straight A district, in 2022, TISD earned the most distinctions in district history both in number and percentage. Tomball ISD campuses were eligible for 124 distinctions and earned 56 of them - a 45.2% success rate.

** Distinctions are based on a 40-campus comparison grouped devised by TEA for each campus to pair it with the 40 campuses most similar in demographics across the entire state. Each distinction has a set of criteria and a campus must be in the top quarter of performance for at lest half of the criteria to earn the distinction.


TOMBALL - Tomball ISD can celebrate once again as a Straight A rated school district, announced by the Texas Education Agency based on 2022 accountability scores.

Schools and districts are graded on three criteria: student achievement, student progress and how well the school is closing its learning gaps. Student achievement and progress weigh the most and STAAR results are how the agency measures progress. Students are tested on different subjects: reading, math, science and social students.

Tomball ISD has always earned Straight A’s since the accountability rating system changed in 2018.

Based on Tomball ISD’s Accountability Rating Summary, the District earned an overall score of 95 for an A rating. 

A - Overall score = 95

Within the summary:

A - Student Achievement = 94 (STAAR performance, College, Career and Military Readiness, Graduation Rate)

A - School Progress = 91 (Academic Growth, Relative Performance)

A - Closing the Gaps = 96

“Tomball ISD has a history of being named a Straight A school district but earning this distinction this year means so much more,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora. “I’m incredibly proud of the hard work our students, teachers and staff put forth especially during a challenging time in education. We are also grateful to have a strong, cohesive School Board that plays an integral role in our success, supporting learning and growing in all areas. Being rated a Straight A district is a very big deal and our community deserves to be celebrated for investing in the high-quality education we have here in Tomball ISD.”

 

For more on Tomball ISD’s academic success, please read this previously-written article on Academic Growth and Learning Recovery. 

 

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ABOUT TOMBALL ISD
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates nearly 21,000 students at 22 campuses.

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