Texas Education Code §39.0545, as added by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, requires all districts to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in community and student engagement. All school districts and charters are required to assign a performance rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable to the district and each campus for overall performance and the following categories:

• Fine arts • Wellness and physical education • Community and parental involvement • The 21st Century Workforce Development program • The second language acquisition program • The digital learning environment • Dropout prevention strategies • Educational programs for gifted and talented students

Statute also requires that local committee(s) determine the criteria that the district uses to evaluate and assign a status regarding compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements. While districts must assign locally-determined performance ratings for the district and all campuses in the district, ratings are not required for budgeted (non-instructional) campuses, Disciplinary Alternative Education program (DAEP) campuses, Juvenile Justice Alternative Education program (JJAEP) campuses and facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Under House Bill 5, districts must post the ratings and compliance status for the district and each campus on the school district’s website by August 8 of each year. The Texas Education Agency is required to report the performance ratings and compliance statuses on the TEA website no later than October 1. Please note that while TEA has reporting responsibilities under House Bill 5, the agency has no authority to provide policy guidance to districts regarding the criteria for determining the community and student engagement performance ratings and compliance statuses. The 2014-2015 Local Accountability Community and Student Engagement ratings are listed below.

For questions regarding the process in determining local-assigned performance ratings, contact your local campus principal.