Superior Financial Integrity
Each year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) holds Districts accountable for their financial decisions through the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating. The rating is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.
There are many factors that are considered when determining the FIRST rating. Since the 2002-2003 school year, Waxahachie ISD has maintained a “superior achievement” FIRST rating designation. The “superior achievement” designation is the highest possible rating bestowed upon a District as part of the FIRST rating.
For more information on the FIRST rating, please visit the TEA website. Our most recent FIRST rating reports are on the adjacent list.