Mesquite Independent School District

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Mesquite Independent School District
Mesquite Independent School District logo.jpg

“Quest For Excellence"
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK - 12
Established 1901
Country United States of America
Location 405 East Davis Street, Mesquite, TX, 75149
District information
Superintendent Linda Henrie
Students and staff
Staff Dr. Cathy Rideout, Michael Coffey, Richard Koonce, Lanny Frasier, Dr. Denise Kutch - Associate Superintendents
Other information
Website www.mesquiteisd.org

The Mesquite Independent School District is a school district in Mesquite, Texas (USA) (incorporating most of Mesquite and portions of Balch Springs, Dallas, Garland, and Seagoville, as well as formerly serving all high school students of Sunnyvale) which follows the standard definition of an independent school district.

The district is rather large, containing in excess of 35,000 students. There are five main high schools, Three of which are AAAAA (or 5A, the highest in a system of Texas school size classification). As of 2008 the superintendent is Dr. Linda Henrie.

All houses and residential areas in Mesquite ISD are each assigned to an elementary school (Pre-K-5, Pre-K-6, or K-6), a middle school (6-8 or 7-8), and a high school (9-12).

In addition, the MISD operates two high school football facilities for its high schools, Memorial Stadium near West Mesquite High School (which is one of the largest high-school football stadiums in Texas, seating nearly 20,000) and E. H. Hanby Stadium, which is located adjacent to Mesquite High School.

In 2009, the school district was rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

Standardized dress and dress codes[edit]

The district has implemented standardized dress (similar to a school uniform) for middle and high school students, which started with the 2005 to 2006 school year. The districtwide dress code also dictates hair length and acceptable hair styles of male students. It was one of the first Dallas-area school districts to implement a formal dress code, and Karel Holloway of The Dallas Morning News wrote in 2009 that "The district is well-known for its conservative standards for dress".[2] In the 1970s the district sent a boy home from school because his hair touched his collar. This caused national attention.[2]

Radio station KEOM 88.5[edit]

Mesquite ISD operates an FM radio station called KEOM 88.5. This is the largest student radio station in the nation—headed by Peggy Brooks. [citation needed]

List of schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

UIL 5A Schools

UIL 4A Schools

Middle schools[edit]

Grades 6-8

  • Judge Frank Berry Middle School
  • A. C. New Middle School
  • Dr. James P. Terry Middle School (Opened in 2007)
  • Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School

Grades 7-8

  • Frank B. Agnew Middle School
  • R. S. Kimbrough Middle School
  • T. H. McDonald Middle School
  • Ed F. Vanston Middle School

Primary schools[edit]

26 in Mesquite, 4 in Balch Springs, 1 in Garland
Grades PreK-5

  • Don Achziger Elementary School
  • Walter E. Floyd Elementary School
  • W. O. Gray Elementary School
  • John L. Hanby Elementary School
  • Ed Hodges Elementary School
  • Sue Ann Mackey Elementary School
  • Ferd A. McWhorter Elementary School
  • Ben F. Tisinger Elementary School
  • Dr. Joey Pirrung Elementary School

Grades PreK-6

  • J. H. Florence Elementary School
  • Bedford Galloway Elementary School
  • Zack Motley Elementary School
  • G. R. Porter Elementary School
  • S. M. Seabourn Elementary School
  • Bonnie Gentry Elementary School

Grades K-6

  • J. C. Austin Elementary School
  • C. W. Beasley Elementary School
  • Florence Black Elementary School
  • Dr. J. C. Cannaday Elementary School
  • Georgia W. Kimball Elementary School
  • Joe Lawrence Elementary School
  • E.S. McKenzie Elementary School
  • Mary L. Moss Elementary School (1996-97 National Blue Ribbon School [3])
  • Vernon Price Elementary School (Garland)
  • I. N. Range Elementary School
  • J. C. Rugel Elementary School
  • Sam Rutherford Elementary School
  • Elsie Shands Elementary School
  • Ruby Shaw Elementary School
  • B. J. Smith Elementary School
  • Jay Thompson Elementary School
  • Charles A. Tosch Elementary School

Other[edit]

2 in Mesquite

  • Mesquite Academy, K-12 alternative school
  • Mesquite Learning Center, K-12 Intervention center for MIC and Challenge

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