Honors and Awards - District

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    • The DSISD Board has been chosen as a Regional Honor Board for two consecutive years (2017, 2018) in the TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) awards program.
    • Dripping Springs students at all grade levels consistently perform well on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. The number of Dripping Springs students passing the tests and scoring in the “Advanced Performance” range far exceeds their statewide peers in all subjects and grade levels. The passing rate for DSHS students exceeded 90 percent on all five end-of-course (EOC) exams.
    • In annual accountability ratings by the Texas Education Agency, Dripping Springs ISD received an “A” rating for the second consecutive year in 2019. The state ratings are determined by three factors: Student Achievement, School Progress, and “Closing the Gaps.” 
    • In the 2018 Texas state accountability ratings, Dripping Springs ISD and all seven schools “Met Standard” in the Texas state accountability system. Dripping Springs Elementary earned distinctions in Science and Comparative Academic Growth, while Sycamore Springs Middle School earned a distinction in Science.
    • In final ratings from the Texas Education Agency, Dripping Springs ISD received the highest rating of “Superior,” a letter grade “A”, and a perfect numerical score of 100 on the 2018-19 Texas FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) report. Dripping Springs ISD has received the highest rating on the Texas FIRST report every year. 
    • In a 2018 report released by TXSmartSchools.org, Dripping Springs ISD received the highest possible score -- 5 out of 5 stars based on academic progress and cost-effective practices.
    • All DSISD schools have been assigned “grades” of A+ or A by the website niche.com. The district was given a score of A+.
    • The district’s bond rating is ‘AA’ according to Standard & Poor’s and Aa2 according to Moody’s.
    • Dripping Springs ISD has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. DSISD is one of five Central Texas districts to receive this designation for 2020.
    • Dripping Springs ISD has been very successful in recent years in the H-E-B Excellence in Education awards program. For three consecutive years (2014-16), District of the Year. In 2017, the DSISD School Board was one of five finalists statewide for the 2017 School Board of the Year.
    • Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing is one of five public school administrators from across Texas selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) 2019 award sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB),and was a regional finalist for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year award.