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Keller ISD has earned Five Stars, the highest rating, on the 2012 Financial Allocation Study of Texas (FAST) for the third consecutive year.

KISD is one of only 15 districts in the state to receive this distinction three years in a row, and, along with Castleberry ISD, one of only two districts in Tarrant County to make this year's list. KISD is the only district in the county to earn five stars in each of the past three years.

The State Comptroller's Office's study annually examines both academic progress and spending at Texas school districts and individual campuses.

Each district and campus is assigned a FAST rating of one to five stars, indicating its success in combining cost-effective spending with the achievement of measurable student academic progress. Five stars reflects the strongest relative progress combined with the lowest relative spending.

Of the state's more than 1,200 public school districts and charter schools, only 45 earned a Five-Star rating. Of those earning the top recognition, 26 repeated their ranking from last year and 15 for three consecutive years.

For more information, visit the FAST Web site at

Press release courtesy of Keller ISD

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