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Accountability Ratings & Reports

Texas annually rates its public schools and districts under state accountability and provides annual academic accountability ratings.  The ratings are based largely on performance on state standardized tests and graduation rates.  The ratings examine student achievement, student progress, efforts to close the achievement gap and postsecondary readiness. The Accountability Rating System for Texas public schools and school districts uses a subset of the performance measures computed for the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) to assign a rating to each public school and district.


The state accountability system assigns one of three academic ratings to each district and campus: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required.  these ratings are based on a framework of four indexes that combine a range of indicators into a comprehensive measure of performance.

  • Index 1: Student Achievement - Provides a snapshot of performance across subjects.
  • Index 2: Student Progress - Measures year-to-year student growth, independent of overall achievement.
  • Index 3: Closing Performance Gaps - Emphasizes the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and the two lowest performing racial/ethnic student groups.
  • Index 4: Postsecondary Readiness - Emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides students with the foundation necessary for success in college, job training programs, the workforce, or the military

Districts and campuses must meet targets on Index 1 or 2 and both 3 and 4 to be rated Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard.  The Texas Education Agency has produced a video that provides a quick overview of this accountability system.


Distinction Designations


Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible to earn distinction designations.  Distinction designations are awarded to campuses based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics. A complete list of distinctions available for campuses is shown below.  HISD campuses earning distinction designations are shown in parentheses.

  • Academic Achievement: ELA/Reading (Cottonwood Creek Elementary)
  • Academic Achievement: Mathematics (Ray Elementary, Veterans’ Hill Elementary)
  • Academic Achievement: Science (Hutto Elementary)
  • Academic Achievement: Social Studies (Hutto High)
  • Top 25%: Student Progress (Farley Middle, Hutto Elementary, Ray Elementary, Veterans’ Hill Elementary)
  • Top 25%: Closing Performance Gaps (Hutto High, Hutto Middle, Hutto Elementary)
  • Postsecondary Readiness (Hutto High)


Hutto school district ratings are as follows:



Rating/Link to Accountability  Report

Hutto ISD

Met Standard

Hutto High School

Met Standard

Farley Middle School

Met Standard

Hutto Middle School

Met Standard

Cottonwood Creek Elementary

Met Standard

Hutto Elementary

Met Standard

Nadine Johnson Elementary

Met Standard

Ray Elementary

Met Standard

Veteran’s Hill Elementary

Met Standard