The state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
School District FIRST Ratings
2002-2003 – 2013-2014 Districts FIRST Rating based on 2003-2004 – 2012-2013 Data (PDF 23,192 KB)2002-2003 – 2013-2014 Districts FIRST Rating based on 2003-2004 – 2012-2013 Data (Excel 404 KB)
Note: Charter School FIRST ratings are available on the School FIRST Rating for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and Charter Schools Operated by a Public Institution of Higher Education (IHE) web page.
Financial Management Report Template for Use by School Districts
Law and Rules
Law: Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapter D
Commissioner's Rules: 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 109, Subchapter AA, Division 1, Financial Accountability Rating System