TEA Releases Preliminary School Ratings

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The Texas Education Agency has released preliminary school ratings based on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test performance.

Several area schools fared well, while others were rated unacceptable.

Both Bryan and College Station school districts were rated academically acceptable as a whole. Additionally, Bryan High School, Jane Long Middle School, and Stephen F. Austin Middle School jumped from academically unacceptable in 2006 to acceptable this year.

Johnson, Sul Ross, Sam Houston, Navarro and Bowen elementary schools were all rated as recognized schools. However, Mitchell Elementary, dropped from acceptable to academically unacceptable.

In College Station, A&M Consolidated High School was rated academically acceptable again, while Rock Prairie and Pebble Creek elementary schools were rated exemplary.

The Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity in Bryan moved up this year from academically unacceptable in 2006 to academically acceptable this year.

As for schools in surrounding counties, 12 rated academically unacceptable.

Somerville High School has been rated unacceptable for two years in a row, while both Navasota High and Intermediate schools dropped from acceptable in 2006 to unacceptable in 2007.

North Zulch Elementary was rated recognized, one of the highest ratings, in 2006, but this year moved down to academically unacceptable.

Hempstead High and Yoe High School in Cameron were both demoted from acceptable status in 2006 to academically unacceptable this year.

Other schools received exemplary ratings including Reynolds Elementary in Franklin, Mumford Elementary, and Krause Elementary School in Brenham.

All ratings released in August are preliminary. A final report will come out in the fall.

A complete list of schools and their ratings can be found at the Texas Education Agency's website.