Richard J. Lee Elementary met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on all indicators of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Lee received a "Met Standard" state accountability rating for 2017-2018 school year from the Texas Education Agency.

1995 - Exemplary
1996 - Recognized
1997 - Exemplary
1998 - Exemplary
1999 - Exemplary
2000 - Exemplary
2001 - Recognized

2002 - Exemplary
2004 - Exemplary
2005 - Recognized
2006 - Exemplary
2007 - Exemplary
2008 - Exemplary

2015 - Met Standard
2016 - Met Standard
2017 - Met Standard
2018 - Met Standard

NOTE: Old Lee Elementary was located at 113 Samuel Blvd. (current NTH@C location) and was closed after 2007-2008 school year. New Lee Elementary was opened in 2014-2015 at the current location.

1995-2011: Based on school or district performs on The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and several other performance indexes, the school or district received one of four possible rankings: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

2013-Present: Beginning in 2013, schools and districts receive one of three accountability ratings: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required, based on four indices, including student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. Schools and districts that receive "Met Standard" ratings are also eligible to receive one or more distinctions based on outstanding performance in specific areas of these indices.

No State accountability ratings were assigned in 2003 and 2012.