This report card day, school board President Catherine Susser is focused on the district’s achievements, but doesn’t deny work remains to be done.
The district says in a statement CCISD “remains focused on progress.”
“As the state introduces a new accountability system, Corpus Christi Independent School District remains focused on progress.
In August 2017, CCISD received the news that district staff and students had achieved a significant goal: no ‘Improvement Required’ schools for the first time in 13 years. CCISD applauds the district’s students and teachers for their dedication.
Under the new system, the district earned a 78. Individually, 10 CCISD schools earned a score of 90 or above, with 21 campuses earning an 80 or above.
‘We are proud of these schools, and will learn from their success,’ said CCISD Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez.
Meanwhile, CCISD celebrates the significant progress districtwide in terms of student achievement. Forty-seven campuses earned distinctions in 2018, up from 43 in 2017.
Districtwide, CCISD earned 33 more distinctions than in the previous year. As parents and educators say, students are more than a grade. So too is a school district.
‘While we will use TEA’s information to help us improve, we will not let it define us,’ Hernandez said. “Every day is an opportunity to do our best.”
CCISD is welcoming teachers back to work this week, and looks forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, August 27.”
Hernandez continues and says, “every day is an opportunity to do our best.”
Dr. Nancy Vera with the American Federation of Teachers feels these accountability ratings do not properly reflect the reality of CCISD’s classrooms.