The Texas Education Agency awards an accreditation status to each public school district and charter school. The accreditation status is based on the academic accountability rating and financial ratings from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. A district or charter must be accredited by the state to operate as a public school.
The district accreditation statuses for 2019-2020 are listed below:
|DISTRICT NAME||ESC||2019 FIRST Rating||2019 Accountability Rating||2019-2020 Accreditation Status|
|RICHLAND SPRINGS ISD||15||A - Superior||B||ACCREDITED|
See: Texas Education Agency Accreditation Status
Explanation of Each Accreditation Status
§97.1055. Accreditation Status.
(a) General provisions.
(1) Each year, the commissioner of education shall assign to each school district an accreditation status under Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.052(b) and (c). Each district shall be assigned a status defined as follows.
(A) Accredited. Accredited means the Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes the district as a public school of this state that:
(i) meets the standards determined by the commissioner under TEC, §39.052(b) and (c), and specified in §97.1059 of this title (relating to Standards for All Accreditation Sanction Determinations); and
(ii) is not currently assigned an accreditation status of Accredited-Warned or Accredited-Probation.
(B) Accredited-Warned. Accredited-Warned means the district exhibits deficiencies in performance, as specified in subsection (b) of this section, that, if not addressed, will lead to probation or revocation of its accreditation status.
(C) Accredited-Probation. Accredited-Probation means the district exhibits deficiencies in performance, as specified in subsection (c) of this section, that must be addressed to avoid revocation of its accreditation status.
(D) Not Accredited-Revoked. Not Accredited-Revoked means the TEA does not recognize the district as a Texas public school because the district's performance has failed to meet standards adopted by the commissioner under TEC, §39.052(b) and (c), and specified in subsection (d) of this section.