CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings

For the past 12 years, CHILDREN AT RISK has released its annual school rankings to provide the public with information about how schools are performing and how to improve education. The school rankings are calculated using the following measures:

  • Student Achievement Index – Student performance on STAAR Reading and Math tests
  • Campus Performance Index – A school’s overall campus performance is compared to other campuses statewide with similar levels of poverty. This adjustment is made to eliminate bias toward campuses with low percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
  • Growth Index – Student-level improvement over time on standardized test scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • College Readiness Index – High school graduation rates, SAT/ACT participation rate and scores, and AP/IB participation rate and scores.

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CHILDREN AT RISK’s Texas School Guide empowers parents and community members to understand how local schools are performing and their school options. Visit to search and compare schools, view detailed school profiles, and access our parent action resources.