Abilene Independent School District

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Abilene Independent School District
Location
241 Pine
Abilene, Texas[2]

ESC Region 14[1]
USA
Coordinates 32°27′3″N 99°43′57″W / 32.45083°N 99.73250°W / 32.45083; -99.73250
District information
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Dr. David Young[1]
Schools 26 (2015-16)[2]
District ID 4807440[2]
Students and staff
Students 17,161 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 1,215.02 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 14.00 (2009-10)[2]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Academically Acceptable[3]
Website Abilene ISD

Abilene Independent School District is a public school district based in Abilene, Texas (USA).

The district serves the cities of Abilene and Impact in northeastern Taylor County as well as the portion of Abilene that lies in southeastern Jones County. As of the 2009-10 school year, AISD enrolled 17,016 students in 2 High Schools, 2 Magnet High Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 15 Elementary Schools and numerous special and alternative campuses.[4] The district's enrollment peaked, for the time being, in the late 1990s and early part of the new century as development in south Abilene began to sprawl ever outward, spilling into neighboring Wylie ISD and Jim Ned CISD. As the city continues to age, school enrollment seems to have stabilized, for now, around 17,000.

Finances[edit]

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $3,810,069,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.012 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3] Forty-nine percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[5] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[6] A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

Historical district TEA accountability ratings[3]

  • 2011: Academically Acceptable
  • 2010: Academically Unacceptable
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Academically Acceptable
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Academically Acceptable
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable

Schools[edit]

High Schools (Grades 9-12)[edit]

Former High School[edit]

  • Woodson High School Former African American campus [Building now a historical landmark housing at-risk programs]

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[edit]

Former Middle Schools[edit]

  • Franklin Middle School (Broncos) [absorbed into Mann & Craig Middle School in 2007]
  • Lincoln Middle School (Longhorns) [consolidated into Craig Middle School in 2007]
  • Jefferson Middle School (Coyotes) [absorbed into Madison & Clack Middle Schools in 2004]

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)[edit]

Former Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Lamar Elementary School [closed 1966]
  • Milam Elementary School [closed 1980]
  • Fair Park Elementary School [closed 1984]
  • Travis Elementary School [closed 1984]
  • Crockett Elementary School [closed 2002]
  • Jones Elementary School [closed 2002]
  • Valley View Elementary School [closed 2003]
  • Alta Vista Elementary School [closed 2003]
  • Fannin Elementary School [closed 2012]
  • College Heights Elementary School [closed 2012]

Early Childhood Schools (Pre-Kindergarten)[edit]

Alternative Schools for 'At-Risk' Students[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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