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STAAR Results Are In: DeSoto ISD Is Making a B-Line to Excellence

DeSoto ISD Superintendent Lone Finalist Dr. Usamah Rodgers

After reporting promising preliminary district STAAR results earlier this summer, this week, the Texas Education Agency released state accountability ratings for local education agencies and DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that the district earned a “B” for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The 2022 accountability rating is a demonstration of the district’s forward movement and progress–demonstrating significant improvement from the district’s 2018 and 2019 accountability ratings which respectively landed at a “D” and “C.” The DeSoto ISD had a goal of ensuring that all campuses received a 70 or above on this year’s accountability ratings–a goal the district is proud to announce that it was able to accomplish. 

“We know that our school community has been watching and waiting with great expectation for our results to officially document the district’s progress,” DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Usamah Rodgers said. “The district began laying the foundation for this achievement with the adoption of the Board goals and monitoring progress monthly during meetings. As the new superintendent, I look forward to working with the team to continue the positive momentum and progress. I know that, without a shadow of a doubt, our DeSoto ISD students and staff are capable of achieving greatness.”

The overall ratings by campus are as follows:

DeSoto ISD83B
DeSoto High School76C
DeSoto West MS76C
McCowan MS79C

*WRE and CHE ratings are based on each campus’ intermediate feeder campus ratings. 

View TEA’s published 2021-2022 accountability reports here.

About DeSoto Independent School District

DeSoto ISD is a public independent school district serving more than 7,400 students and 1,000 employees. The district comprises 10 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation. DeSoto ISD’s mission is to ensure students, without exception, learn and grow at their highest level. The District’s 2021 Be The Future Strategic Plan focuses on equity, access, and excellence in an effort to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to students and families in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.

For more information about DeSoto ISD, visit

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