About OUR DATA
LONESTAR Education Reports is a website developed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA)
that provides easy access to Texas K -12 and higher education data.
It displays information about Texas public schools using charts and graphs
for the five most recent years of available data.
LONESTAR allows policy makers, educators, the media, and the general
public to view and interpret key education data.
LONESTAR is developed and maintained by the TEA's Texas Public Education
Information Resource (TPEIR) Unit of the Research and Analysis Division in the
Department of Assessment and Accountability. TPEIR is a
collaborative project between the TEA and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Please click here to view or download the PDF version
of the LONESTAR brochure.
LONESTAR Provides Texas School District Data
LONESTAR reports currently provide school district data about:
- Student Enrollment
- High School Graduation
- High School Completion Rates
- Annual Dropout Rates
- Accountability Ratings
- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
- Financial Data
- Teacher Ethnicity Profiles
- TAKS Results
- Contact Information for Education Service Center Regions, Districts, and Schools
The LONESTAR Five Year at a Glance reports display the most current five years of data.
Please note that data may not be available for a school district for one or more school years
because the district was not open, active, or did not report data.
Only districts that reported enrollment in the PEIMS Fall Snapshot for the most current year collected are included in the LONESTAR district drop down list.
Reports will be updated as current data become available.
Check What's New for newly released data and new reports.
- The Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) is the primary data source for the K-12 data on LONESTAR.
- The TEA Division of Performance Reporting is the source for the Accountability and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) data.
- The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides data about students at the college level.
- The TEA Student Assessment Division is the source for Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) results.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, data for
the following districts are excluded from LONESTAR Reports:
- The Texas School for the Deaf
- The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- The Texas Youth Commission schools
|Date of Change
|April 2009||School Type
||Five Years at a Glance: District, Region, and State Overview reports
||The source for School Type changed from a TEA calculation based on district-reported enrollment (PEIMS Grade Group)
to the type as reported by the school district (ORG Grade Group).
||The source for School Type changed from a TEA calculation based on
district-reported enrollment to the type reported by the school district.
This change was made to reflect the number of each type of school
as determined by the reporting district and to correspond to the
Texas School Directory (AskTED).
|May 6, 2009
||District AYP Rating for School Year 2003-04
||Five Years at a Glance: Region Adequate Yearly Progress Report
||In the "List of Districts by AYP Rating by School Year" table, school year
2003-2004 erroneously displayed the 2002-2003 school year data for each
district within the education service center region. On May 6, 2009, this
error was corrected in the Education Service Center reports.
|October 11, 2010
||Number of Districts by Type
||Five Years at a Glance: Region Overview Report
||In the “Number of Districts by Type and School Year” table, counts were changed to reflect the number of school districts to be those receiving services from a specific education service center. This is not necessarily the service center assignment based upon geographic location, although in most cases it is the same. Previously, the counts reflected the number of school districts within the geographic service center location of an ESC instead of the districts receiving services from a regional education service center.
Privacy and Confidentiality of Student Records
All personally identifiable student information must be protected.
Any information which makes a student's identity easily traceable is
considered private and confidential.
See Privacy and FERPA Statements.
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