Giants Earn an 89!
By: Matt Bolinger, Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Innovation
Goose Creek CISD received an overall rating of 89 (B) for the 2021-2022 school year, which is an increase in performance compared to the most recent accountability ratings during 2018-2019 when the district received an 87 (B).
In addition, Goose Creek CISD received a 92 (A) for school progress in the relative performance subdomain. Relative Performance measures how a school's performance compares to other schools with similar economically disadvantaged populations.
Four schools in GCCISD earned an overall A rating, including Lamar Elementary, San Jacinto Elementary, Victoria Walker Elementary, and IMPACT Early College High School.
Upon receiving the news of Goose Creek CISD's accountability ratings, Superintendent Dr. Randal O'Brien commented, "I could not be prouder of the work that our teachers and administrators do, day in and day out, to ensure our students' academic success. While we can take pride in being at the top of our comparison group, I know our students and families will continue to pursue excellence in our performance until we reach that ever-elusive A rating for larger districts".
School Board President Richard Clem stated, "I am extremely proud of the students, teachers, staff, and administration of Goose Creek! Working together, they have shown that building strong relationships, great teaching, and hard work pays off and exceeds the expectations of the GCCISD community. While work is still to be done, our STAAR scores are better than ever! What a testament to our brand, Here We Grow Giants!"
Another accomplishment in the school accountability rating is the number of earned Distinction Designations. Goose Creek CISD schools earned a total of 57 Distinction Designations for the 2021-2022 school year, an increase of 14 compared to the last posted ratings in 2018-2019. Distinction Designations are awarded when a school or district shows exceptional achievement in certain areas. Distinction Designations include academic achievement in specific subjects, comparative academic growth, comparative closing the achievement gaps, and postsecondary readiness.
School Board Assistant Secretary Helen Berrott-Tims shared, I am very proud and excited about our progress. Thank you to our teachers and staff for their incredible work. Congratulations to our students and a special thank you to our community for the support."