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Local Schools Among Those Not Making the Grade

The Texas Education Agency says two San Augustine ISD campuses, as well as a campus in the Garrison ISD is among the public school districts making the TEA’s Public Education List of under-performing campuses.


Both San Augustine Elementary and High School, along with Garrison Elementary, have been identified for having more than 50 percent of its students failing any subject area on standardized testing for two of the last three years, and received a rating from the state designating it as “academically unacceptable” or “improvement required” in either 2011 or 2013.


For parents with students enrolled at these campuses, you have the option to transfer your child out of the underperforming school for the 2014-2015 school year. For parents in San Augustine and Garrison, the option will be to apply for a seat at a school in a neighboring district. Neighboring districts receive extra funding for students outside the district, but can decline the transfer if they like.

The TEA requires parents to be notified by under-performing schools about why the school made the list by February 1. Parents can then decide if they would like to make alternative plans for fall enrollment.

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