AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released accreditation
statuses for school districts and charter schools across the state. Accreditation
statuses are based on state academic accountability ratings, the Financial
Integrity Rating System of Texas (known commonly as School FIRST), data
reporting, special program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and
Of 1,201 Texas school districts and charter schools, 1,185 (98 percent)
received a status designation of Accredited for the 2017-2018 school year. An
Accredited status recognizes districts and charter schools as a public school that
meets specific academic and financial standards.
Under the Texas Education Code, the commissioner of education annually
assigns accreditation statuses to each school district and charter school. Accreditation
statuses for the 2017-2018 school year include: Accredited (1,185); Accredited-Warned
(9); Accredited-Probation (2); Not Accredited-Revoked (4); and Pending (1).
An Accredited-Warned status means a
district or charter school exhibits deficiencies in academic and/or financial
performance that, if not addressed, could lead to probation or revocation of
its accreditation status. For the 2017-2018
school year, 4 school districts and 5 charter schools received an
Accredited-Warned accreditation status.
An Accredited-Probation status
means a district or charter school exhibits deficiencies in academic and/or
financial performance over a three-year period, or in both academic and
financial performance over a two-year period.
These deficiencies must be addressed by the district to avoid revocation
of its accreditation status. For the
2017-2018 school year, 2 school districts received an Accredited-Probation
Not Accredited-Revoked status means the Texas Education Agency does not
recognize the district or charter school as a Texas public school following
multiple years of deficiencies in academic and/or financial performance. For
the 2017-2018 school year, 4 school districts received a Not Accredited-Revoked
that the school districts and charter schools assigned an initial Not
Accredited-Revoked status have the opportunity for a review at the Texas
Education Agency, and ultimately the opportunity for a review at the State
Office of Administrative Hearings.
The accreditation status of one
district has been left pending due to pending litigation.
The 2017-2018 accreditation status for each school district and charter
school can be found on the Texas Education Agency website at http://tea.texas.gov/accredstatus/.