Taking A Different Look At The State's Unacceptable Schools

Jan 11, 2013

Some headlines today – including ours – focused on the high number Dallas and Fort Worth schools Texas just declared academically unacceptable. Here’s a different perspective on the numbers.

Dallas leads the state with 35 unacceptable schools, or what amounts to 15 percent of DISD campuses.

Fort Worth registered 23 unacceptable schools, or roughly 16.5 percent.

Houston ( the state’s largest district) and Austin (the 4th largest) still look better by comparison, where 6 percent of schools in each district were rated unacceptable.