CFISD earns third straight 5-star rating from Texas Comptroller
Sept. 21, 2012—Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is one of only 43 recipients—among 1,237 public school districts and charter schools statewide—of a five-star rating by the office of Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller, for academic and financial performance.
The Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) was released this week, assigning every school district in the state a rating from one to five stars—indicating success in combining cost-effective spending with achievement of measureable student academic progress. Five stars reflects the strongest relative academic progress combined with the lowest relative spending.
CFISD was one of 26 five-star districts to retain its designation for the second consecutive year and one of 15 to earn it for three straight years. The Comptroller’s office ranked CFISD in the 87th percentile of composite progress, which—combined with a spending index of “Very Low”—amounted to the five-star rating.
Combs’ report was in response to the 81st Texas Legislature’s commission in House Bill 3 to “develop a method to compare school districts on a level playing field.”
“This third straight five-star rating is not only a testament to the dedicated work of our finance department, but the fine job that our administration and teachers do in providing students the rigor, relevance and relationships needed to thrive academically,” said Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools. “I am proud of this continued recognition from the Texas Comptroller, which was earned despite having the lowest target revenue in Harris County.”
For more information on the FAST rating, please visit www.fastexas.org.