For two years in a row, the Midlothian Independent School District has earned a coveted five-star rating under the new Texas Smart Schools Rating guidelines (formerly FAST).
The “Smart Score” is testament to the success of Texas charter and public school districts and campuses which exhibit cost-effective spending and measurable student academic progress as compared with their fiscal peers.
A five-star designation reflects the strongest relative progress combined with the lowest relative spending.
This year, the district was one of 44 five-star districts, of which only 28 held that rank last year, as well.
According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas public school system encompasses more than 1,200 school districts and charter operators. State education leaders consider cost-effective best practices key to supporting the ever-increasing Texas school enrollments.
In addition to the TXSmartSchools ranking, Midlothian ISD also garnered high marks earlier in the year when it received the Texas Education Agency’s highest rating of “met standard” in the TEA 2016 accountability ratings for public schools and districts across Texas.
The ratings are based on student results and progress on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) taken this past spring in grades 3-8 and at the end of specific courses in grades 9-12 (EOCs).
With 11 campuses, 8,400 students, and 112 square miles, Midlothian ISD is considered one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas. MISD is projected to reach 13,000-14,000 students in the next 10 years.
City and local leaders have made it clear that exceptional education remains a high priority in this rapidly-growing DFW community. Superior educational resources, progressive innovation and strategic long-term vision make MISD one of Midlothian’s greatest assets.