On Monday, August 15, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its 2022 accountability ratings for districts and campuses across the state, the first ratings to be issued since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dripping Springs ISD saw high marks across the board with an overall A rating and a numerical score of 93, improving by two points from its 2019 rating. DSISD was one of 396 districts in the state (33%) to receive an A rating.
Five of DSISD’s eight campuses earned A ratings compared to just two schools in 2019: Cypress Springs Elementary, Rooster Springs Elementary, Sycamore Springs Elementary, Walnut Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School. Just 28 percent of Texas campuses earned the highest rating.
Dripping Springs Elementary (87 out of 100 points), Dripping Springs Middle School (89 out of 100 points) and Dripping Springs High School (89 out of 100 points) were among 46 percent of schools that earned a B rating.
Both Cypress Springs Elementary and Rooster Springs Elementary also earned distinction designations for exceptional achievement in Comparative Closing the Gaps for scoring in the top 25 percent within their campus comparison group.
The state ratings are determined by three factors: Student Achievement, School Progress, and “Closing the Gaps.” Student Achievement is measured solely by STAAR test results at the elementary and middle school level. College, career and military readiness as well as graduation rate are factored in for high schools. School Progress measures academic growth or relative performance on STAAR tests. Closing the Gaps looks at multiple factors (academic achievement, federal graduation or growth status, English language proficiency, and school quality or student success) for all students and also for several student sub-groups.