State Accountability

  • TEA released A-F ratings for Little Elm ISD: 
    The Texas Education Agency has released accountability ratings for the 2018-2019 school year. All campuses have received an overall rating of “Met Standard” and the District has received a “B” letter grade. 
    A Message from Superintendent Daniel Gallagher:

    Although we are extremely pleased to see Little Elm ISD improve from a “C” to a “B” in just one year, we believe a single letter grade in no way provides parents and community members with a true representation of the opportunities we are providing students at Little Elm ISD.

    We have a strong focus on curriculum and learning across the District. Our teachers and administrators have done an exceptional job of creating an environment of high expectations and focus on results at each of our campuses.

    We still have a lot of work to do, but I believe we are making progress toward our common goal and that’s providing a great education for our kids. It is the hard work of our teachers, staff, and campus leaders who are moving the needle for the progress we are seeing in the District. 


    Daniel Gallagher, Ed.S.
    Superintendent for Little Elm ISD

    2020-2021 Accreditation Status

    On March 13, 2020, Governor Abbott issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 posed an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas. Subsequently, on March 16, 2020, the Governor waived the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year and ordered all schools temporarily closed on March 19, 2020. As a result, TEA labeled all districts and campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019-2020 school year. Because student performance is a key indicator in the state accreditation system, the TEA will suspend the assignment of accreditation statuses until the 2021-2022 school year under the authority of amended 19 TAC §97.1055.  


    District Accreditation Status - 2018-2019 report

    During the 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, 2006, House Bill 1 (HB 1) was passed, which amended the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Public School System Accountability. The HB 1 changes addressed, in part, the accreditation of school districts; sanctions and interventions for school districts, charter schools, and campuses; and the review by the State Office of Administrative Hearings of certain sanctions. As a result, TEA was required to adopt rules to implement the changes addressed.

    See these commissioner's rules related to accreditation at Texas Administrative Code—Currently in Effect. 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions defines the accreditation statuses of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked and states how accreditation statuses will be determined and assigned to school districts. The rules also establish accreditation standards and sanctions, including definitions, purpose, and oversight appointments. Click here for an explanation of the different statuses.

    Little Elm ISD Accreditation for 2018-2019 is Accredited.