The release date for accountability ratings has been pushed back and will be shared by the Texas Education Agency in late October;  possibly early November. You can learn more about the delay here. Despite the delay, we have our student data, we know where our challenges are and will continue to stay focused on quality instruction in every classroom at every campus. We will also continue to focus on making sure students earn credentials and pass the SAT and ACT; which allows them to be college, career, or military-ready.

TEA’s proposed changes will lower ratings for many districts throughout the state of Texas. The new system would retroactively hold districts accountable for the performance of students who have graduated and left our schools. As it stands,TEA still has not given school districts the final rules explaining how the results of last spring’s tests will be measured for accountability ratings. Depending on what happens with the new state accountability ratings, we can anticipate a possible decline in our district accountability rating.

Given the delay in accountability ratings, we will move forward with our scheduled community meetings to share updates on our strategic plan. The meetings will be held October 18-20th and November 9-10th. We will share more details on the meetings in the next few weeks. Our strategic plan is an important guide for our mission and work as we move forward. Our board is still in the final stages of solidifying our road map for the next five years.


Congratulations to our September Scholar Athletes, Funmilola Afolabi, an  Elsik volleyball player and Tristen Shandy, a Hastings football player. Please be sure to congratulate these athletes when you see them!

  • Funmilola Afolabi has been a member of our volleyball program for all four years. She brings a huge positive and hard-working energy to our team. Her attitude is top notch and she is an inspiring leader for our program!
  • Tristen Shandy has been a 4-year starter for the Fighting Bears. He is a leader on and off the field with great core values. It has been an honor being able to watch this young man grow in every aspect!

Help me congratulate these 40 students who auditioned and were chosen to be in the very first Alief Community Nutcracker performance! The Alief ISD Fine Arts department is partnering with the Bayou City Ballet Youth Company to produce the Alief Community Nutcracker.  Students in second and fifth grade auditioned for this amazing opportunity and will perform in December for this community spectacular.

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Dr. Anthony Mays
Alief ISD

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