Travis High School, and Pecan Grove and Neill Elementary schools earned high marks from the state of Texas, Fort Bend ISD announced.

The school district released its Texas Academic Performance Report at a special board meeting at Pecan Grove Elementary School.

The ratings showed that area schools did mostly well, with Travis High School being named an exemplary school.

Travis earned an “A” accountability rating for the 2018-19 school year, with a 93 for student achievement, an 85 for school progress and an 88 for closing the gaps.

The campus did very well with social studies, but performance dropped slightly in reading, math and science.

The campus is also now a majority-minority campus, with African-Americans and Asians making up 50.2% of the 2,625 students enrolled. Only 24.6% of the students are white and 20.8% are Hispanic.

In the STAAR test, Travis students did well in all subjects, with 88% of the campus passing, higher than the FBISD average of 83% and the state average of 78%.

Bowie Middle School received a “B” rating with an 89 overall, but a 91 for student achievement. The school did well in social studies, but mostly stayed steady in all subject in the STARR testing, gaining a 90% rating.

Neill Elementary School earned a “B” rating with an 87 overall and an 89 for student achievement. But the school received a 76 for school progress and an 81 for closing the gaps.

In STARR testing, Neill students dropped to 85% of the campus at approaches grade level, but maintained at 89% for language arts/reading.

Pecan Grove Elementary School earned a “B” rating, with an 86 overall grade and an 89 in student achievement. But the school only got a 72 with school progress and a 79 on closing the gaps.

Students at Pecan Grove stayed steady with 84% approaching grade level and saw a 10% jump in writing to 72%.

As a whole, Fort Bend ISD received an “A” in its financial rating and an overall “B” rating in accountability. Although the district earned a 90 grade, the fact that the district had three D-rated campuses forced the district’s grade to be capped.

The three campuses that received a “D” rating were McAuliffe Middle School, Goodman Elementary School and Ridgemont Elementary School.

The district-wide graduation rate rose by 0.6% to 95.9%, while serious incidents at FBISD schools ticked up only 0.1%.

The district is also planning to join with 50 other school districts in the state to have a better accountability framework, which will be more community-based to measure their schools’ successes.

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