New Education Report Ranks Some Local Districts High

A new report that rates Texas school districts by student academic performance and district spending is out, with some local districts faring well.

The State Comptroller’s Financial Allocation for Texas, of “FAST” report, is based on a five star system that gives the highest scores to districts that showed the best relative academic progress combined with the lowest spending.

The Houston Independent School District got three stars on the latest report, with high relative spending and only moderate academic progress.

Local districts that got the highest rating include Katy, Cy-Fair, Pearland, Tomball, Friendswood, Conroe and Pearland.

Only four percent of the state’s districts got the highest rating.

Comptroller Susan Combs says the reports it aimed at inspiring districts to do better.


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