MCALLEN, RGV – For the second straight year, McAllen ISD has earned an “A” from the state of Texas – the highest grade possible.

“This result is the culmination of years of hard work,” said McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez. “All our teachers, administrators, students, staff and parents have contributed to this outstanding achievement. We also appreciate the leadership of our board of trustees. We should all be proud.”

J.A. Gonzalez

McAllen ISD also earned the state’s Postsecondary Readiness Distinction for the third straight year. The District performed “exceptionally well” according to

And, for 16th time in the last 17 years, preliminary reports indicate McAllen ISD has received the state’s highest mark in the School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas).

“McAllen ISD is committed to consistently delivering to each student a quality education,” said McAllen ISD trustee Sam Saldivar, Jr. “Through the collective efforts of every associate, every student, every parent and every community member, McAllen ISD has earned three State academic allocates – for the second year in a row.”

Saldivar added: “Congratulations to Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, to his executive leadership team, and campus principals, district teachers and staff as well as to the students and parents. Great things are happening at McAllen ISD.”

Click on the link above to listen to Superintendent Gonzalez discuss McAllen ISD’s education and accountability awards, as well as student safety.

Editor’s Note: Click here to watch Gonzalez’s remarks at McAllen ISD’s general assembly.