BISD Receives 31 Distinctions from TEA

Brazosport ISD Receives 31 Distinctions from the Texas Education Agency
Posted on 08/15/2019
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Up From 15 Distinctions Earned Last School Year

We are so excited to announce that eleven campuses within Brazosport Independent School District have earned a total of 31 state distinctions according to the 2019 Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings. Three campuses earned all of the TEA distinctions available.

“We are so proud to have earned more than twice the number of state distinctions this year as compared to last school year,” said Superintendent Danny Massey. “We applaud our campus staff for their tremendous efforts ensuring our students are learning at high levels and growing each year.” 

Congratulations to the students and staff of:

  • Freeport Intermediate School - Six Distinctions (of the seven eligible)
  • AP Beutel Elementary School - Five Distinctions (earned all eligible)
  • Bess Brannen Elementary School - Five Distinctions (earned all eligible for third consecutive year)
  • OM Roberts Elementary School - Five Distinctions (earned all eligible)
  • Madge Griffith Elementary School - Two Distinctions
  • Lanier Middle School - Two Distinctions
  • Lake Jackson Intermediate School - Two Distinctions
  • Gladys Polk Elementary School - One Distinction
  • Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy - One Distinction
  • Velasco Elementary School - One Distinction
  • Clute Intermediate School - One Distinction

As a result, staff members of these campuses will receive additional pay for each distinction their campus received. The BISD Board approved an additional $200 for professional staff and $100 for support staff for each TEA distinction earned by their school. This equates to an additional $1,200 for Freeport Intermediate School professional staff and $600 for every support staff member for the six distinctions earned. 

Distinction designations are awarded for achievement based on performance relative to a group of campuses from across the state that are of similar type, size, grade span and student demographics. Ten of the distinctions earned by these campuses came in the areas of Postsecondary Readiness, Academic Growth and Closing Performance Gaps, which are areas impacted by the district’s ongoing intervention and Professional Learning Communities initiatives. And for the third consecutive year, Brannen Elementary earned every possible distinction including Reading, Math, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness. 

“This is more great evidence of the high quality of education BISD students are receiving,” said BISD Superintendent Danny Massey

School district and campus accountability ratings for 2019 can be viewed online at

31 State Distinctions

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