The Texas Education Agency Thursday morning released letter grades for public schools. School districts in Orange County, along with Deweyville, earned B’s and C’s.
The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 22, establishing three domains for measuring the academic performance of districts and campuses: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. Districts and campuses will receive a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for overall performance, as well as for performance in each domain.
The Bridge City District had the highest grade with an 88, which is a B. Orangefield had a B with an 86, and Little Cypress-Mauriceville also had a B with an 82.
Deweyville had a B with a score of 87.
Vidor and West Orange-Cove each had a score of 78, which is a C.
The letter grades are based on scoring in three categories: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps.
The breakdowns for districts are:
Bridge City: Student Achievement, 89. School Progress, 88. Closing the Gaps, 87.
LC-M: Student Achievement, 86. School Progress, 83. Closing the Gaps, 73.
Orangefield: Student Achievement, 87. School Progress, 88. Closing the Gaps, 82.
WO-C: Student Achievement, 71. School Progress, 79. Closing the Gaps, 75.
Vidor: Student Achievement, 78. School Progress, 80. Closing the Gaps, 72.
Deweyville: Student Achievement, 88. School Progress, 89. Closing the Gaps, 82.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-