Friends Poster 2017

TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS EARN STATE’S HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATINGS

99% of Texas school districts achieved “met standard” in the 2015-2016 school year.

95% of Texas school districts achieved “above standard” or better.
 
source: http://tea4avwaylon.tea.state.tx.us/First/forms/AdminStats.aspx
 
source: http://www.truthaboutschools.org/2017/08/17/dont-believe-the-hype-about-inefficient-spending/

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY

Continuing a pattern over several years since the inception of the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, also known as F.I.R.S.T., Almost all school districts have proven again that when it comes to being careful caretakers of taxpayer money, that meet or exceed expectations as set forth by the state of Texas.  According to the Texas Education Agency, 89% of all school districts in Texas achieved a Superior Rating, the highest possible rating.  Only five of the 1,022 school districts rated failed the rating.  This seems to dispel the myth of public school detractors that public schools are poorly run and inefficient.


 

TEXAS BEATS ALL OTHER STATES IN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES

Texas Public School class of 2016 on time grad rates reached all time high for 8th consecutive year at 89.1%.... with the 4.2% continuing for 5th year and .5% earning GED.
 
Source: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/acctres/completion/2016/state.html

GRADUATION RATES

Despite many challenges inside and outside of the classroom, Texas students continue to lead the nation in graduation rates.  With the help of many public and private organization working together, student needs are being met to help them overcome many obstacles and allows them to reach the milestone of graduating from high school.  


 

PUBLIC OPINION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH

The number of Americans who give their community's public schools an A grade is its highest in more than 40 years of PDK polling. 

Source:  http://pdkpoll.org/results/grading-the-public-schools

There is a saying, “Perception is Reality”.  When it comes to public education, according to a PDK Poll, constituents of public education believe their local public schools are making the grade.  This achievement coincides with the #1 belief by those surveyed being schools are under-funded.