POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 1:31pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 11:05pm
The Lindale Independent School District continues to make academic gains as one of the top performing school districts in the state.
On Friday, the Texas Education Agency released its 2010 accountability ratings. Lindale ISD was rated Exemplary, the highest accountability rating.
Lindale Junior High School, E.J. Moss Intermediate School, Velma Penny Elementary School, and Lindale Primary school were also rated Exemplary. Lindale High School received a rating of Recognized.
Districts and schools are rated based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). For the first time the accountability rating also included student performance results in reading and math for TAKS Accommodated, a standardized test for special education students.
A school district’s dropout and completion rates are also factors in the accountability rating. Rates for the 2008-2009 school year are examined and LISD had no dropouts during that school year.
“I am so excited that our district achieved an Exemplary rating,” LISD Superintendent Stan Surratt said. “Our community is buzzing about this great achievement from our students and teachers.”
“The teachers, principals and staff should be commended for their dedication to our students and the leadership they have shown in the classroom. Their hard work and efforts have certainly paid off. I am so proud of the entire district. LISD is certainly an Exemplary district in every way.”