Pearsall Independent School District

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Pearsall Independent School District is a public school district based in Pearsall, Texas (USA).

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

History[edit]

By December 2015 the district had failed to meet academic standards for four years in a row.[2] Nobert Rodriguez, the superintendent, stated that turnover among teachers and staff had caused student performance to decline. The teacher retention rate circa 2015 was 38%[when?], and in 2012 the high school had five different principals.[3]

In November 2015 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that it had revoked the accreditation of Pearsall ISD.[4] Pearsall ISD appealed the TEA's revocation of accreditation. If the appeal fails, the district will close on July 1, 2016.[needs update][2]

Schools[edit]

  • Pearsall High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Pearsall Junior High School (Grades 6-8)
  • Pearsall Intermediate School (Grades 3-5)
  • Ted Flores Elementary School (Grades PK-2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  2. ^ a b Gerber, Tim. "Pearsall ISD fails to meet academic standards 4 years in a row" (Archive). KSAT (ABC 12). December 16, 2015. Retrieved on January 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Davies, David Martin. "Pearsall ISD Waits For Word Of Shut Down " (Archive). Texas Public Radio. December 17, 2015. Retrieved on January 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Smith, Eric. "Pearsall one of six Texas districts battling closure" (Archive; Mobile version). The Devine News. December 9, 2015. Retrieved on January 18, 2016.

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