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Pearland ISD, schools make grade in TEA ratings

Pearland Independent School District recently achieved an “A” rating in the 2022 state accountability system ratings released by the Texas Education Agency.

Pearland ISD is one of 396 Texas school districts to receive the highest rating out of 1,195 districts rated. The district demonstrated overall improved results, achieving a score of 94 out of 100, with 18 campuses receiving As and four receiving Bs.

“I am incredibly proud of our district. The results of the latest TEA rating reflect the hard work and resilience of our students and staff,” Pearland ISD Superintendent Larry Berger said. “The past two years presented a series of challenges that we had to adapt both learning and teaching. Receiving an A rating demonstrates the district’s ability to deliver measurable success, while also helping develop and build strong students.”

Established by House Bill 22 during the 85th Texas Legislature, the accountability system provides educators, parents, and communities with a transparent view of the academic performance of Texas public schools based on three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress and Closing the Gaps.

  • Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates.
  • School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages.
  • Closing the Gaps looks at performance among student groups, including various racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors.

Districts and campuses that demonstrate acceptable performance are eligible to earn distinction

designations. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Berry Miller Junior High received all of the seven available distinctions: Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Post-Secondary Readiness, Comparative Closing the Gaps, and Comparative Academic Growth. Additionally, Dawson High School received five of the seven available distinctions, Sablatura and Rogers Middle Schools received five of the six available distinctions, and Shadycrest Elementary received four out of five available distinctions.

For more information about the 2022 accountability system, visit To view the 2022 accountability ratings for districts and campuses, visit