HOUSTON -- For the last nine years, the non-profit organization Children at Risk has ranked schools across the state of Texas, assigning schools letter grades.
Just last week, the organization announced its 2014 standings, only to pull them from the website days later.
A representative told KHOU there were “inconsistencies” and says the correct formula was not used to calculate the data.
Sheleah Reed with HISD says the district pays attention to these rankings and so do parents.
“People really take these rankings and they may move, they may choose a different school,” said Reed. “Realtors look at rankings.”
Reed says the rankings identify what HISD schools are doing well, and which ones could improve, but she adds it’s not the only factor taken into consideration.
“You can look at parental involvement, student involvement, teacher engagement as other ways of measuring how well your school is doing," said Reed.
The initial result for 2014 reported Debakey High School for Health Professionals, TH Rogers Middle School, and TH Rogers Elementary – all HISD schools – took top honors.
Children at Risk admits that could change, but Reed says parents shouldn’t put too much stock in one study.
“Don’t just look at the rankings and say if it gets an A plus it’s the best fit for my child, or if it gets a D minus it’s not a good school,” said Reed. “People need to look at schools that fit their student.”
Children at Risk says the revised results will be posted on their website Thursday.