Vidor Independent School District

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The Vidor Independent School District is a public school district based in Vidor, Texas, United States. The district serves a 121.38-square-mile (314.4 km2) area[1] in northwestern Orange County and a small portion of far southwestern Jasper County, including the cities of Vidor, Rose City, and Pine Forest.

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

History[edit]

The Vidor Rural School District was formed in 1929 through the consolidation of four common school districts – Doty, Magnolia Grove, Pine Forest, and Terry. The Vidor Rural School District became the Vidor Independent School District in 1949.[3]

Schools[edit]

  • Vidor High School (Grades 9-12)
  • AIMs Center High School (Alternative, Grades 9-12)
  • Vidor Junior High School (Grades 7-8)
  • Vidor Middle School (Grades 5-6)
  • Oak Forest Elementary School (Grades PK-4)
  • Pine Forest Elementary School (Grades PK-4)
  • Vidor Elementary School (Grades PK-4)

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of Vidor High School include country music singers Tracy Byrd and Clay Walker.[4] The serial killer, Dean Corll was also a well-known student after the revelations that he was responsible for the Houston Mass Murders.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Approximate School District Areas". Texas Education Agency. September 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  3. ^ "VISD History". Vidor Independent School District. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  4. ^ Corcoran, Michael (21 October 1993). "The other side of town: Singing stars hope to improve Vidor's image". The Dallas Morning News (Google News archive). Retrieved 3 March 2010. 

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