43 Dallas ISD Schools Make PEG List, 29 In Fort Worth ISD

By Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Forty-three Dallas ISD and 29 Fort Worth ISD schools rank among the state’s worst performing, according to a list issued Monday by the Texas Education Agency.

Districts with campuses on the TEA’s Public Education Grant (PEG) List are required to tell parents by Feb. 1 that their child’s school made the list and that they can request a transfer in the next school year.

However, as per PEG’s requirements, not every school that made the list may be performing poorly: Any school deemed academically unacceptable by the state in either 2009, 2010 or 2011 will be on the list as well as those where 50 percent or more of the student body failed the TAKS test in any two of the last three years.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, the list featured seven Arlington ISD schools; one from Cleburne ISD; six in Crowley ISD; the aforementioned 43 from Dallas ISD and 29 in Fort Worth ISD; one in Granbury ISD; another four from Grand Prairie ISD; one from Keller ISD; one from Lake Worth ISD; one from McKinney ISD; one in Plano ISD; and one in Wylie ISD.

Currently, Dallas ISD has 33 schools ranked “academically unacceptable” and Fort Worth ISD has 22, showing that the state’s PEG List may not tell the whole story.

Throughout the state, 566 schools graced the list, up from 369 last year – roughly a 65 percent jump.

This is the first year the TEA adapted new accountability-reporting measures, which may explain the increase.

In April, Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott announced that the agency was scrapping the controversial Texas Projection Measure, which credited some students as passing the TAKS test even if they failed if a complex formula predicted they would pass in the future.

Look here for the full list, and look here for a state-provided FAQ about the data.


One Comment

  1. Teresa says:

    With all the layoffs, what would anyone expect (except for people with long term memory problems)?

  2. Jocelyn says:

    I bet these schools are low performing. I hated going to a dallas school, I was transferred out a month and a half later. Schools that make you walk through metal detectors everyday and have over crowded lunch rooms is not a school. NEVER will I send my kids (when I have one) to a Dallas ISD school.

    1. Sam says:

      Jocelyn I totally agree with you. I am a married man in my 30’s with kids. I am lucky enough NOT to send my sons to disd. We live in Dallas and spend a fortune not to send them to any school in Dallas. By the way, DISD was ranked among the top ten worst school districts in the country. IN THE COUNTRY…..
      Also, several of our school board members have been convicted of felonies over the years. Nice…huh? It is the most ridiculous corrupt inept system. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Artie Moskowitz says:

    We moved 12 years ago to avoid Dallas ISD for my kid who was starting 1st grade. It’s no different now than 12 years ago…corruption, poor management, missing money, no accountability and kids who suffer because of it. Maybe one day a real leader will overhaul the system but don’t count on it.

  4. melissa says:

    I was fortunate enough to go to Richardson ISD back in the 90’s. It’s a shame because Dallas is such an awesome city to live in. I was on northeast side of Dallas. They need to start being accountable.

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