RICHARDSON, Texas (September 11, 2019) – International Leadership of Texas, a public charter school district with more than 19,000 students in north and south Texas, must brag. Its ILTexas Lancaster DeSoto High School and ILTexas Arlington Grand Prairie High School both achieved an “A” on Texas Accountability ratings. Compared with local school districts in their areas, they outperformed their public school peers.
The accountability rating system of the Texas Education Agency was created to help parents and taxpayers identify how local schools and districts compare to other area public schools, and how they rate compared to peers state-wide.
ILTexas district garnered a B+ rating, at 85 percent, up from 83 percent the previous year.
ILTexas Lancaster DeSoto High School came in at a 92 percent in its first year. “We worked with every struggling student to make sure they get it,” said Marco DeLeon, principal, ILTexas Lancaster DeSoto High School. “No student will be left behind, and our wonderful teachers focused on this.”
ILTexas Arlington Grand Prairie High School also scored an “A” grade by TEA, proudly outranked peer public schools nearby.
“While we purposely put ILTexas in at-risk areas when we open schools in a new region, we know the students still have high potential,” said Eddie Conger, Superintendent, ILTexas. “We have high expectations of these students, and they rise to the occasion.”
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About International Leadership of Texas
Founded in 2012 by former Dallas Independent School District high school principal Eddie Conger, ILTexas opened its first school in 2013 with over 2,500 students, making it the largest first-year charter in the history of Texas. Since 2013, the district has grown from two schools in North Texas to ten schools in Tarrant, Dallas and Harris Counties, with expansion plans for an additional five campuses located in East Fort Worth, Saginaw, Lancaster, and southeast Houston. For the 2019-2020 school year, ILTexas will serve more than 17,000 students across north and south Texas. For more information, visit, iltexas.org.