Mission CISD schools earn “A” ratings from TEA

Mission, Texas- The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released its first accountability ratings since 2019 due to COVID-19 related issues. 

Seven schools in Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) have earned an “A” rating in the agency’s A-F rating scale. Those schools are: Bryan Elementary School, Escobar/Rios Elementary Project Based Learning Academy, Leal Elementary School of Technology and Engineering, Midkiff Elementary School, Mims Elementary School, Salinas Elementary Fine Arts Academy, and Mission Collegiate High School. 

“I am exceedingly proud of the resilience shown by our students and staff,” explained Dr. Carol G. Perez, superintendent. “We knew there would be some challenges as we emerged from the disrupted learning. We still have some improvements to make, but we are well on our way.”

Several of the seven “A” rated schools also earned the following distinction designations: Escobar/Rios, Comparative Academic Growth; Leal, Science, Comparative Academic Growth; Midkiff, Mathematics, Postsecondary Readiness; Mims, Comparative Academic Growth; Salinas, Mathematics, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness, Comparative Closing the Gaps; Mission Collegiate, Comparative Closing the Gaps. 

Twelve of the Mission CISD campuses earned a “B” rating. They are: Alton Elementary School, Cantu Elementary School, Castro Elementary School, Cavazos Elementary Health Science Academy, Marcell Elementary World Leadership Academy, O’Grady Elementary School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pearson Elementary School Sports and Health Academy, Waitz Elementary Media and Communications Academy, Alton Memorial Jr. High School, K. White Jr. High School STEAM Academy, Mission High School, Veterans Memorial High School.

The following distinction designations were earned by the 12 schools mentioned above: Cantu, Postsecondary Readiness, Comparative Closing the Gaps; Cavazos, Comparative Academic Growth; Mission High, Science. 

Mission Jr. High School and R. Cantu Jr. High School STEAM and World Languages Academy each earned a “C” rating. 

Overall, Mission CISD earned a “B” rating, missing the highest rating by just one point in the TEA rating scale. 

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