Irving Independent School District has once again received the highest rating of “A” for Superior Achievement under the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2022-2023 rating year. This is the 21st consecutive year that the district has earned this recognition, which is based on the 2021-2022 school year data.

School FIRST is a financial accountability system for Texas school districts implemented by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The goal of School FIRST is to ensure that the state’s public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices. By earning the highest rating, Superior Achievement, Irving ISD continues to demonstrate its exceptional financial management and reporting.

Districts that receive a score of 90 out of 100 earn a rating of Superior Achievement, and Irving ISD scored a 96. 

TEA assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being “A” for Superior Achievement, followed by “B” for Above-Standard Achievement, “C” for Standard Achievement and “F” for Substandard Achievement.

Fernando Natividad, the Chief Financial Officer of Irving ISD, is grateful for the recognition and credits the district’s collaborative efforts for its success.

“Irving ISD, under the leadership of Superintendent Hernández, has always pursued excellence in our financial methods and procedures,” he says. “Earning a Superior Achievement is a testament to the dedication, hard work and strategic decision-making from not only our School Board and Finance Committee but the entire school district as a whole.”