Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has released the 2011 Financial Allocation Study for Texas, ranking 1,237 school districts and charter schools.
More than 45 districts achieved the highest rating of five stars, which means the districts' spending is very low compared to peer districts, and students' academic performance is very high in comparison with the rest of the state.
The FAST formula rates school's on half-star increments. A district that achieves the highest rating of five stars ranks among the top 20 percent of all Texas school districts in academic progress while keeping spending among the lowest 20 percent of fiscally comparable districts.
See Combs' press release here.
• The Bryan school district received one star, and was rated as having a "very high" spending index.
• The College Station school district received three stars, and also had a "very high" spending index.
• The Navasota school district received one and a half stars, and had a "high" spending index.
• The Snook school district received two and a half stars and an "average" spending index.
• The Madisonville school district received three stars and a "high" spending index.
Check the results for your school district at this website.
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