District Earns Top Accountability Rating in Best Southwest

Duncanville Independent School District earned a B rating in the Texas Education Agency’s accountability system for the 2018-2019 school year. The double-digit increase from 73 to 84 makes Duncanville ISD the highest rated school district in the Best Southwest Dallas County region. 

When comparing last year’s accountability numbers to this year’s scores, the district made gains in every measure of the system - student achievement, student growth, relative performance and closing gaps. In some cases, those gains showed exceptional growth. For example, Acton Elementary boosted its scores by 21 percent, the largest increase in the district. 

“These gains are a direct result of a focus on instructional leadership and being more intentional in monitoring and measuring our data,” said Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith. “Our hard work has paid off.” 

This is the first year that campuses are receiving letter grade ratings by the TEA. In this first year, Duncanville High School earned a B rating and a distinction designation for Postsecondary Readiness. Duncanville ISD had a total of eight campuses receive distinctions. 

Dr. Smith encouraged teachers and other employees to appreciate the journey and recognize the hard work it has taken to make progress. Now it’s time to keep it going. 

“We are taking a systematic approach, looking at all of our instructional delivery models to improve student achievement,” Dr. Smith said.

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Campus Distinctions

Acton Elementary - Math, Academic Growth and Closing Gaps

Central Elementary - Math and Postsecondary Readiness

Fairmeadows Elementary - Math and Academic Growth 

Brandenburg Intermediate - Academic Growth

Hardin Intermediate - Closing Gaps

Byrd Middle - Academic Growth and Closing Gaps

Kennemer Middle - Academic Growth and Closing Gaps

Duncanville High School - Postsecondary Readiness