- Judson Independent School District
District earns B rating from TEA for the 2021-2022 school year
School district ratings based on the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) A-F Accountability Rating System were released on Friday, August 12, 2022. Judson ISD is proud to say that the district earned a B (or an 81% rating overall) for the 2021-2022 school year!
Additionally, five Judson ISD schools earned an A, the state’s highest letter grade, demonstrating the quality education offered to our students. Sixteen (16) schools made a B, and eighteen (18) schools throughout the district saw academic growth, with Franz Leadership Academy growing from a D to a B, and both Metzger Middle School and Kirby Middle School growing from an F to a C.
As part of Senate Bill (SB) 1365, all districts and campuses receive a label of A, B, C, or Not Rated. According to the TEA website, the ratings are based on performance on state standardized tests; graduation rates; and college, career, and military readiness outcomes. The ratings examine student achievement, school progress, and whether districts and campuses are closing achievement gaps among various student groups.
“This rating is a true testament to our students and teachers,” Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Ball said. “COVID-19 turned our entire industry upside down. Schools across the country were jolted - Judson wasn’t the only one. Knowing that, through every adversity possible, our students and teachers still performed, makes me incredibly blessed to lead this community.”
Crestview Elementary, Salinas Elementary, Wortham Oaks Elementary, Judson Early College Academy, and Judson Learning Academy all earned an A rating from the state!
The following campuses saw academic growth: Converse Elementary, Crestview Elementary, Franz Leadership Academy, Elolf Elementary, Escondido Elementary, Hopkins Elementary, Masters Elementary, Hartman Elementary, Olympia Elementary, Salinas Elementary, Spring Meadows Elementary, Paschall Elementary, Woodlake Elementary, Metzger Middle School, Judson Middle School, Kirby Middle School, Judson Learning Academy, and Veterans Memorial High School.
Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, and student demographics. Depending on campus grade levels and type, the number of potential distinction designations can vary. Up to seven distinction designations can be earned for:
Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading;
Academic Achievement in Mathematics;
Academic Achievement in Science;
Academic Achievement in Social Studies;
Top 25 Percent: Student Progress;
Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and
The following campuses received one or more distinctions from the state: Converse Elementary, Crestview Elementary, Franz Leadership Academy, Elolf Elementary, Escondido Elementary, Miller’s Point Elementary, Olympia Elementary, Salinas Elementary, Spring Meadows Elementary, Paschall Elementary, Woodlake Elementary, Wortham Oaks Elementary, Woodlake Hills Middle School, Judson Early College Academy, Karen Wagner High School, and Veterans Memorial High School.
“When I saw our ratings, I was elated,” Dr. Mary Duhart-Toppen, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, said. “Education as a whole was put through the wringer. Our students and teachers were tested because of COVID-19. Knowing that, as a district, we continued to preserve and push through, still being able to make academic progress, makes me incredibly proud to be an educator and member of this community.”