Comal ISD Gets A+
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its “2017 Accountability Ratings” Aug. 15 and all 28 Comal ISD campuses were rated “Met Standard,” the highest rating for a campus.
In addition, 16 Comal ISD campuses earned at least one Distinction Designation, with Church Hill Middle School and Canyon Lake High School earning a district-high five Distinctions.
Overall the district received 43 Distinctions. That’s an increase from 37 Campus Distinctions in the 2016 TEA Accountability Ratings.
“We’re very pleased to have earned more Distinctions this year than in the past,” says Kerry Gain, assistant superintendent of curriculum and academic services. “Sixteen of our campuses earned at least one distinction. While we’re celebrating, we also realize there’s room for improvement. Our goal is to always do better than the year before and raise the standards we set for ourselves here in Comal ISD.”
Superintendent Andrew Kim thanks both the faculty and Comal ISD’s students for their hard work: “I want to congratulate all of our teachers, staff and students for doing such a fantastic job. I think that it is important that we recognize their hard work and preparation.”
Church Hill Middle School and Canyon Lake High both earned five Distinctions in Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.
Hoffmann Lane, Rahe Bulverde and Timberwood Park elementary schools earned four Distinctions. HLES earned its Distinctions in in Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Postsecondary Readiness. RBES earned its Distinctions in Mathematics, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness. TPES’ Distinctions were in Reading/ELA, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.
Garden Ridge and Rebecca Creek elementary schools, and Memorial Early College High School with St. Philip’s College all earned three Distinctions. GRES earned its Distinctions in Reading/ELA, Science and Student Progress. RCES’ Distinctions are in Reading/ELA, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness. Memorial Early College High School earned its Distinctions in Reading/ELA, Social Studies and Postsecondary Readiness.
Goodwin Frazier, Kinder Ranch, Mountain Valley elementary schools, and Spring Branch Middle School all earned two Distinctions. Goodwin Frazier earned its Distinctions in Science and Student Progress. Kinder Ranch earned its Distinctions in Mathematics and Science. Mountain Valley Elementary School’s Distinctions are in Science and Closing Performance Gaps. Spring Branch Middle earned its Distinctions in Science and Student Progress.
Clear Spring, Freiheit, Indian Springs elementary schools and Canyon Middle all earned a Distinction in Science.
“While we are pleased with the fact that 100 percent of our campuses met the state standards, and that the number of Distinctions we earned rose from 37 to 43, we know that we still have a lot of work to do as our goal is to continuously improve,” Kim says. “Certainly our performance on the STAAR test is important, but by no means is it the only measuring stick we use to assess whether or not a student is prepared for the real world.”