When the Texas Education Agency released the 2018 Accountability Reports NeSmith Elementary, along with all other Community ISD campuses, received the state’s highest rating of Met Standard in all three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Additionally, under the preview of next year’s TEA accountability system which will assign a letter grade to each public school campus, NeSmith Elementary would have received a B for 2017-18.
Schools that earned a Met Standard rating are eligible for distinction designations, which compare the performance of a single school to the performance of 40 similar schools across six categories. NeSmith Elementary achieved the top quartile (top 25%) of performance for academic growth in relation to our campus comparison group.
NeSmith Elementary Principal Julie Meek attributes the achievement to an intense focus on the NES campus to growing every student. “We are so committed to making sure that we are providing the growth opportunities for each individual student,” said Meek. “Our teachers are intentional about building relationships with their students and they focus on guiding each of our Braves to set personal goals for their academic performance,” added Meek.