Pasadena ISD makes the grade, Tegeler earns perfect score

Pasadena ISD makes the grade, Tegeler earns perfect score
Posted on 08/19/2022
Pasadena ISD makes the grade, Tegeler earns perfect score

As Pasadena ISD welcomed students back for the 2022-2023 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 16, the district had much to celebrate in just its first week.

Despite challenges related to the COVID pandemic, Pasadena ISD showed significant gains in Academic Growth, achieving an “A” rating (90 percent), an improvement from its 2019 score of “C” (79 percent) according to a 2022 accountability report released by the Texas Education Agency. 

Pasadena ISD earned a B rating (86 percent) overall, indicating the district’s success in high academic achievement and academic growth among most students, with 14 campuses achieving an A and 36 campuses earning a B.

Districts and schools demonstrating acceptable performance are eligible to earn distinction designations, awarded to a school or district that shows exceptional achievement in the following areas: 

  • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading (campus only)
  • Academic Achievement in Mathematics (campus only)
  • Academic Achievement in Science (campus only)
  • Academic Achievement in Social Studies (campus only)
  • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress (campus only)
  • Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps (campus only)
  • Postsecondary Readiness (district and campus)

Sixty-six percent of Pasadena ISD campuses earned a total of 124 distinctions.

“I am extremely proud of our staff and students,” said. Superintendent of Schools Dr. DeeAnn Powell. “The work that has taken place to close learning gaps is very impressive. Our campus leaders and instructional staff have shown that much can be accomplished in regards to student growth and that is why we lead the State of Texas in receiving academic growth distinctions for our efforts compared to other districts our size.”

Notably, Tegeler Career Center earned a perfect score of 100, an increase of 17 points from the last accountability year, for the school’s exemplary performance serving students well, through the encouragement of high academic achievement and appropriate academic growth for all students. 

Established by House Bill 22 during the 85th Texas Legislature, the Texas Education Agency’s accountability system provides educators, parents and communities with a transparent view of the academic performance of Texas public schools based on three domains: 

  • Student Achievement, which evaluates whether students meet expectations on the STAAR test and includes College, Career, and Military Ready information for High Schools;
  • School Progress, which shows how students perform over time and how the district’s performance compares to other districts with similar economically disadvantaged student populations; and, 
  • Closing the Gaps, which shows how well a district ensures that all student groups are successful.

The School Achievement and School Progress measurements account for 70 percent of the overall rating, while Closing the Gaps makes up 30 percent of the overall rating. Pasadena ISD earned 86 percent for a B rating.

To view all the accountability scores for each campus, please visit

TEA Accountability Score Pasadena ISD