PSPCISD, Spring Creek receive TEA ratings

The PSPCISD and Spring Creek ISD school districts have received their ratings from the Texas Education Agency.PSPCISD received an overall rating of recognized from the TEA. This is where students meet 80 percent standard for each subject on the TAKS tests.West Texas High School received an academically acceptable rating. West Texas Middle School was recognized. West Texas Elementary was rated as Exemplary. PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said he was very pleased with the ratings and believes the staff is doing a great job.“The state does keep raising the bar and we hit it and go above it because we do have a great staff, excellent students, and very supportive parents,” he said.He said the district will continue to assess the kids, monitor them, and work with each kid. “We also try to keep the student-to-teacher ratio low,” Wiggins said.He said that they will keep working with all students to make sure they move ahead each year.Spring Creek ISD received an academically acceptable rating this year, along with its elementary school.Bret Madsen, superintendent for Spring Creek ISD, said, “We could have done better. The students did do well, but because we are a small school, just one student with a bad score on a test can send you up or down. We will continue our before and after school tutorial program with heavy interest and work on teacher training.”