The El Paso Independent School District is the only public school district in the county to have institutions receive failing grades from the state for the 2018-2019 school year.
While the the El Paso Independent School District earned an overall B, three of its campuses earned F grades from the Texas Education Agency, which released its 2019 accountability ratings Thursday. This is the first year the state gave letter grades to both districts and their individual campuses.
Alta Vista Elementary, H. R. Moye Elementary and Schuster Elementary received Fs for the 2018-2019 year. Alta Vista went from a score of 81 in 2018 to a 59 in 2019; Moye from a 78 to a 57; and Schuster from an 82 to a 57.
Low percentages of students that master or meet grade level expectations was a major factor in the failing grades. About a quarter of students in the three schools meet grade level expectations, compared to the district-wide average of 47%, according to TEA data.
Wait a minute. Forty-seven percent gets the district a B? They must be grading on a curve.
Remember that Mayor Dee Margo was the Chairman of the Board of Managers that appointed the current EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera. The Mayor has a record of incompetence. (I just thought I’d throw that in here.)
If you were moving your family to a new city, would you choose one with a new, state of the art, Children’s Museum, or a city with great public schools?