Fort Worth Independent School District

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Fort Worth Independent School District is a school district based in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. It is currently the fifth largest school district in Texas (but may fall to sixth within the next 1–2 years).

Fort Worth ISD serves most of the city of Fort Worth. The district also serves the cities of Benbrook, Westover Hills, and Westworth Village. The district also covers portions of Forest Hill and Haltom City and unincorporated portions of Tarrant County.

In 2010, the district unveiled one of the largest, most comprehensive redesigns of secondary education in the nation with its Gold Seal Programs of Choice and Gold Seal Schools of Choice. Each of its 13 high schools introduced curricula focused on college and career pathways. As part of the Gold Seal plan, the district has also opened a single-gender school for girls, the Young Women's Leadership Academy; a single-gender school for boys, the Young Men's Leadership Academy; an early college high school, Marine Creek Collegiate High School; and an early college medical high school, the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences.[1]

The superintendent of the Fort Worth ISD is Walter D. Dansby.[2]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

School uniforms[edit]

Fort Worth ISD approved mandatory school uniforms, referred to as "standards of dress," for all schools in grades K-8 for the 2006-2007 school year. The new policy mandates collared blue or white and tucked-in shirts and disallows baggy pants and revealing tops, though even before uniform rules of baggy pants and revealing tops were already in place. High school students are not required to wear uniforms, but may not wear T-shirts as outer clothing.[4]

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform;[5] parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections. But despite that law many opt outs were rejected and the district was sued but won, this opt out is required by Texas state law, but many were ignored

Salary[edit]

For the 09-10 school year, salaries for new Fort Worth teachers with a Bachelors degree and no experience started at $46,570. With over 30 years of teaching experience, a FWISD teacher holding a bachelors degree would gross $68,193. Masters and Doctoral degrees increase a FWISD's teacher's pay by approximately $1,000/yr and $4,000/yr respectively.[6]

Teacher Salaries in the FWISD are ranked among the top ten of the districts in the area. For the 09-10 school year, salary for new teachers was ranked 7th. This was above Eagle Mtn/Saginaw ($46540) and below Mansfield ($46800). They ranked 1st place for teachers with over 30 years of experience.[7]

Schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Zoned
Gold Seal Schools of Choice
Alternative

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Applied Learning Academy
  • Benbrook Middle School
  • Como Montessori School
  • Daggett Middle School
  • Daggett Montessori School K-8
  • Dunbar Middle School and Dunbar 6th Grade School
  • Horizons Alternative Middle School
  • J.P. Elder Middle School
  • Forest Oak Middle School
  • Glencrest 6th Grade School
  • Handley Middle School
  • William James Middle School
  • Kirkpatrick Middle School
  • Leonard Middle School and Leonard 6th Grade School
  • Jean McClung Middle School
  • W.P. McLean Middle School and McLean 6th Grade School
  • W.A. Meacham Middle School
  • Meadowbrook Middle School
  • William Monnig Middle School
  • Morningside Middle School
  • Riverside Middle School
  • Rosemont Middle School and Rosemont 6th Grade School
  • W. C. Stripling Middle School
  • Wedgwood Middle School and Wedgwood 6th Grade School
  • Young Men's Leadership Academy

Primary schools[edit]

  • Harlean Beal Elementary School (Forest Hill)
  • Benbrook Elementary School (Benbrook)
  • Bonnie Brae Elementary School
  • Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School
  • Burton Hill Elementary School
  • Carroll Peak Elementary School
  • Carter Park Elementary School
  • Cesar Chavez Primary School (PreK-2)
  • George C. Clarke Elementary School
  • Lily B. Clayton Elementary School
  • Como Elementary School
  • Alice D. Contreras Elementary School
  • E.M. Daggett Elementary School
  • Clifford Davis Elementary School
  • De Zavala Elementary School
  • Diamond Hill Elementary School
  • S.S. Dillow Elementary School
  • East Handley Elementary School
  • Eastern Hills Elementary School
  • Bill J. Elliott Elementary School
  • M.G. Ellis Primary School (PreK-K)
  • Glen Park Elementary School
  • W.M. Green Elementary School
  • Greenbriar Elementary School
  • H.V. Helbing Elementary School
  • Natha Howell Elementary School
  • Hubbard Heights Elementary School
  • Dolores Huerta Elementary School
  • Manuel Jara Elementary School
  • M.L. Kirkpatrick Elementary School
  • Maude I. Logan Elementary School
  • Lowery Road Elementary School
  • Atwood McDonald Elementary School
  • D. McRae Elementary School
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School
  • Rufino Mendoza Elementary School
  • Luella Merrett Elementary School
  • Mitchell Boulevard Elementary School
  • M.H. Moore Elementary School
  • Morningside Elementary School
  • Christene C. Moss Elementary School
  • Charles Nash Elementary School
  • North Hi Mount Elementary School
  • Oakhurst Elementary School
  • Oaklawn Elementary School
  • A.M. Pate Elementary School
  • Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School
  • Ridglea Hills Elementary School
  • Sam Rosen Elementary School
  • Sagamore Hill Elementary School
  • David K. Sellars Elementary School (Forest Hill)
  • Seminary Hills Park Elementary School
  • Bruce Shulkey Elementary School
  • T.A. Sims Elementary School
  • South Hi Mount Elementary School
  • South Hills Elementary School
  • Springdale Elementary School
  • J.T. Stevens Elementary School
  • Sunrise-McMillan Elementary School
  • Tanglewood Elementary School
  • I.M. Terrell Elementary School
  • W.J. Turner Elementary School
  • Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School
  • Maudrie M. Walton Elementary School
  • Washington Heights Elementary School
  • Waverly Park Elementary School
  • West Handley Elementary School
  • Westcliff Elementary School
  • Westcreek Elementary School
  • Western Hills Elementary School
  • Western Hills Primary School (PreK-2)
  • Westpark Elementary School (Benbrook)
  • Versia L. Williams Elementary School
  • Richard J. Wilson Elementary School
  • Woodway Elementary School
  • Worth Heights Elementary School
  • John T. White Elementary School

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