With the Texas Education Agency grades for public school now official, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Melissa Duarte reported the results to the Goose Creek CISD School Board Monday.
In each school category the district’s scores improved overall, though not every campus increased equally and a few dropped.
Overall, the district earned a B score.
On the high school level, the district’s three large high schools all had improved scores. Lee and Goose Creek Memorial both saw its scores improve from C to B, as Lee went from 75 to 80 and GCM from 78 to 81. While Sterling had the best improvement of the three, it kept its B grade, improving from 80 to 86.
The three specialized high schools had a broader range: IMPACT improved from a 98 score to a 99, Hyland from 78 to 88, and Stuart Career Tech dropped from 83 to 78.
Duarte pointed out that as a new school, Stuart only had freshmen and sophomores. District-wide, she said, students tend to have lower grades in their sophomore year, then higher grades in their junior year, so scores are likely to improve next year.
Junior schools held steady in letter grades. Cedar Bayou and Gentry both had a B grade for both 2018 and 2019. Highlands improved from a C to a B in 2019. Baytown and Horace Mann each had a C for both 2018 and 2019.
Among elementary schools, none scored an A in 2018. Alamo earned an A in 2019.
Four scored a B in both years: Austin, Carver, Crockett and San Jacinto.
Three improved from a C to a B: Bañuelos, Harlem and Walker.
Two dropped from a B to a C: Clark and Lamar.
One scored a C in both years: Travis.
Two improved from a D to a C: Bowie, Smith.
One dropped from a C to a D: Highlands.
One scored a D in both years: De Zavala.