Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Three Schools Earn Comptroller's Honor Circle Award

Carroll Independent School District was notified by the Texas Comptroller’s office that Carroll ISD once again received 4 ½ stars on the FAST report – Financial Allocation Study of Texas.

The 81st Texas Legislature directed the Comptroller to “identify school districts and campuses that use resource allocation practices that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.”

In response, the Comptroller’s office created FAST to examine district and campus resource allocation – and the relationship between these allocations and student achievement.

FAST looks at academic, financial and demographic data and identifies school districts and campuses that produce high academic achievement while maintaining cost-effective operations.

honorscircleThree Carroll ISD schools – Carroll Elementary, Johnson Elementary and Eubanks Intermediate – earned the Texas Honors Circle Award. Each campus’s FAST rating is determined by taking the average of the district’s composite academic progress percentile and its spending index. The Texas Honors Circle recognizes campuses that have achieved superior student academic growth while keeping spending low.

Eubanks Intermediate, Johnson Elementary and Carroll Elementary were among 347 campuses in Texas to earn one of the Comptroller’s two highest ratings, demonstrating both academic and financial effectiveness. Carroll ISD’s 4 1/2 stars just narrowly missed earning the district the distinction of being an Texas Honors Circle District; to achieve this award, you must score five stars on a five-star scale.

To view FAST’s results and to see the list of all Texas Honors Circle award recipients, go to