TEA accredits public schools in Texas at the district level for grades K-12.
TEA does not have oversight of private schools or vocational schools in Texas. The Texas Private School Accreditation Commission provides information for private schools. For information related to alternative schooling options, visit the Alternative Schooling page.
The district accreditation statuses are listed at the links below:
Accreditation Status Matrix
2013-2014 Accreditation Statuses
2012-2013 Accreditation Statuses (will not be issued)
2011-2012 Accreditation Statuses
2010-2011 Accreditation Statuses
2009-2010 Accreditation Statuses
During the 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, 2006, House Bill 1 (HB 1) was passed, which amended the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Public School System Accountability. The HB 1 changes addressed, in part, the accreditation of school districts; sanctions and interventions for school districts, charter schools, and campuses; and the review by the State Office of Administrative Hearings of certain sanctions. As a result, TEA was required to adopt rules to implement the changes addressed.
See these commissioner's rules related to accreditation at Texas Administrative Code—Currently in Effect. 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions defines the accreditation statuses of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked and states how accreditation statuses will be determined and assigned to school districts. The rules also establish accreditation standards and sanctions, including definitions, purpose, and oversight appointments.
Note: An accreditation status may be withheld pending final data necessary for the completion of a status assignment.
Authority and Background
Below are links to background information on accreditation statuses:
TEC §39.051 and §39.052
19 TAC §97.1055. Accreditation Status
Definitions of Accreditation Statuses
Status Assignment Determination
Required Notification of Lowered Status
TEA Required Notification Language
Use the following templates when writing the notification correspondence:
District Accredited-Warned (Word) (30KB)
District Accredited-Warned (PDF) (27KB)
District Accredited-Probation (Word) (31KB)
strict Accredited-Probation (PDF) (28KB)
Charter District Accredited-Warned (Word) (31KB)
Charter District Accredited-Warned (PDF) (28KB)
Charter District Accredited-Probation (Word) (31KB)
Charter District Accredited-Probation (PDF) (28KB)
Correspondence from the commissioner of education related to the assignment of accreditation statuses are:
2013-2014 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses
2012-2013 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses
2011-2012 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses
2010-2011 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses
2009-2010 Assignment of District Accreditation Statuses