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 and International Association for Learner Driven Schools (IALDS) 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:
2012-2013 Accreditation Statuses (will not be issued)
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:
TEA Required Notification Language
Use the following templates when writing the notification correspondence:
Correspondence from the commissioner of education related to the assignment of accreditation statuses are:
Accreditation & School Improvement
Phone: (512) 463-5899