Alief Independent School District
|Alief Independent School District|
|4250 Cook Rd.
ESC Region 4
|Type||Independent school district|
|Motto||Preparing Students for Tomorrow -- Caring for Them Today|
|Grades||Pre-K through 12|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||3,080.77 (2009-10) (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)|
|Student-teacher ratio||14.8 (2009-10)|
|TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12||Recognized|
Alief ISD, which covers 36.6 square miles (94.8 km2) of land, covers a small portion of southwest Houston and parts of unincorporated Harris County. In Houston, Alief ISD serves the Alief community, almost all of the district of Westchase, Keegan's Glen, Leawood, Ashford Park, Bellaire West, and Royal Oaks Country Club. It also serves a small portion of Brays Oaks. In unincorporated Harris County, Alief ISD serves Wingate, portions of the Mission Bend CDP, and Enclave Crescent Park Village . The Alief ISD area is a part of the Houston Community College System tax base.
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In 1894, Jacamiah Seaman Daughtery founded the town of Dairy. Until 1906, Addicks, Barker, and Dairy constituted a single School District. From 1906 to 1917, Alief was a Common School District known as Dairy School District #46. In 1917, the district was renamed Alief (since the community was renamed after Alief Ozelda Magee, its postmistress). Alief had only one school until a separate elementary school, Alief Elementary School (now Youens Elementary School), was built in 1964. Bonds passed in the 1960s caused the first modern campuses to open.
As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $10,678,843,000. The maintenance tax rate was $0.113 and the bond tax rate was $0.022 per $100 of appraised valuation.
In 2011, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency. Thirty-five percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating. No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012. 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
- 2011: Recognized
- 2010: Recognized
- 2009: Academically Acceptable
- 2008: Academically Acceptable
- 2007: Academically Acceptable
- 2006: Academically Acceptable
- 2005: Academically Acceptable
- 2004: Academically Acceptable
List of schools
Grades K through 4 are considered to be elementary school, 5 to 6 intermediate school, 7 through 8 middle school and 9 through 12 high school. Each house in the district is assigned to an elementary school, an intermediate school, and a middle school. Alief ISD has an alternative elementary zoning boundary set for bilingual students, as some Alief ISD elementary schools do not offer bilingual programs.
High school attendance is chosen by a computer lottery, which can result in the student going to Alief Elsik High School, Alief Hastings High School or Alief Taylor High School. High school students may apply to attend Alief Kerr High School, a magnet school, or they can apply to the newest school Alief Early College High School , which in combination with HCC, provides students the chance to get their associate degree at the same time as their diploma.
There are 3 high schools in Houston and 2 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 5 high schools in the district.
- Alief Elsik High School and Alief Elsik Ninth Grade Center (Houston)
- Alief Hastings High School and Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center (Houston) (formerly Alief Junior-Senior High School)
- Alief Taylor High School (unincorporated area)
- Alief Early College High School (Houston, Opened fall 2009)
- Alief Kerr High School (unincorporated area)
- National Blue Ribbon School in 2010-2011
There are 4 middle schools in Houston and 2 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 6 middle schools in the district.
- Jack Albright Middle School  (unincorporated area)
- Located on the corner of Winkleman Drive and Alief Clodine, west of Hwy. 6 in Harris County, the school is named for Dr. Jack Albright, a local United Methodist minister, because of his commitment to the community and to education. The school serves students in grades 7 and 8. Its mascot is Warriors, colors are Green, Gold, & Red and its slogan is "Albright Warriors never rest until they are the best." On May 14, 2002 Falcon Construction Group was awarded a contract to add ten classrooms under the design of Dansby & Miller Architects.
- Alief Middle School  (Houston)
- James Holub Middle School  (Houston)
- Killough Middle School  (Houston)
- O'Donnell Middle School  (unincorporated area)
- E. A. Olle Middle School (Houston)
There are 5 intermediate schools in Houston and 1 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 6 intermediate schools in the district.
- Gary P. Budewig Intermediate School  (Houston)
- Ivena C. Klentzman Intermediate School  (Houston)
- Helen Mata Intermediate School  (Houston)
- Judith G. Miller Intermediate School  (unincorporated area)
- L. C. Owens Intermediate School  (Houston)
- J. W. Youngblood Intermediate School  (Houston)
There are 20 elementary schools in Houston and 5 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 25 elementary schools in the district.
- Deborah Brown Alexander Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 1984)
- Betty Roberts Best Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 1991)
- Sylvester B. Boone Elementary School  (Houston)
- Audrey Judy Bush Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 1997)
- Velma G. Chambers Elementary School  (Houston)
- Chancellor Elementary School  (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Chancellor go to Youens ES)
- Margaret Collins Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 1999)
- Cummings Elementary School  (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Cummings go to Kennedy ES)
- Charlette Taylor Hearne Elementary School  (Unincorporated area)
- Talmadge Heflin Elementary School  (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Heflin go to Hearne ES)
- Howard J. Hicks Elementary School  (Unincorporated area) (Opened 1996)
- David Kent Holmquist Elementary School  (Unincorporated area, Opened Fall 2007 )
- Gladys Birdwell Horn Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 2005)
- Michael Kennedy Elementary School  (Houston)
- Mildred Rickard Landis Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 1989)
- Liestman Elementary School  (Houston)
- Viola Mahanay Elementary School  (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Mahanay go to Hearne ES)
- A. J. Martin Elementary School  (Houston)
- David Outley, Sr. Elementary School  (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Outley go to Youens ES) (Opened 1993)
- Willard L. Petrosky Elementary School  (Unincorporated, bilingual students zoned to Petrosky go to Rees ES)
- Flem Rees Elementary School  (Unincorporated)
- Douglas Smith Elementary School  (Houston)
- Ruth Conner Sneed Elementary School  (Houston) (Opened 1990)
- Cynthia Youens Elementary School  (Houston, formerly Alief Elementary School)
There is one alternative school in Houston.
- Alief Learning Center  (Houston)
- "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Alief ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
- "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "District Information." Alief Independent School District. December 3, 2000. Retrieved on April 3, 2014.
- "Parks & Recreation." Brays Oaks. Retrieved on October 23, 2011.
- "Enroll_Expansion.pdf." Brays Oaks Management District. Retrieved on October 23, 2011.
- "Texas Accountability System Summary of Ratings for 2004 through 2011(as of November 2, 2011) District Ratings by Rating Category (including Charter Operators)". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "2010-2011 Alief ISD Registration Times, Dates, & Requirements." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on October 16, 2011. "Students receive their assignments to Elsik, Hastings, or Taylor High School by means of a computerized random-draw system. Following the draw assignment, those who are interested in attending Kerr High School may apply for admission"
- Foster, Robin. "Deadline to apply to Alief Early College High School is April 15." Houston Chronicle. April 2, 2009. Retrieved on April 8, 2009.
- "Alief Early College High School." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on April 8, 2009.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
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