Alto Independent School District

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Alto Independent School District
Location
244 County Rd 2429
Alto, Texas[2]

ESC Region 7[1]
USA
Coordinates 31°39′36″N 95°4′25″W / 31.66000°N 95.07361°W / 31.66000; -95.07361
District information
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Kerry Birdwell[3]
Schools 3 (2009-10)[2]
District ID 4807980[2]
Students and staff
Students 682 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 65.94 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 10.6 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conference UIL Class 1A Football Division I[4]
District mascot Yellowjackets[5]
Colors           Black, Gold[5]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Academically Acceptable[6]
Website Alto ISD

The Alto Independent School District is a school district based in Alto, Texas, USA. It is managed by a six-person Board of Trustees.[7] The superintendent is Kerry Birdwell.[8] The district is also served by Angelina College, a community college located in Lufkin, Texas.

Finances[edit]

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $145,267,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.027 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[6] Forty-nine percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[9] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[10] 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[6]

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

Schools[edit]

In the 2011-2012 school year, the district operated three schools.[1]

In the 2011-2012 school year the principal was Kelly West and the enrollment was 216 students.[1] The school colors are black and gold and the school mascot is the yellowjacket. In 2011, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[6] Since West took over they have been listed as one of the best 150 Middle schools in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.[citation needed]
  • Alto Elementary School, Grades PK-4, principal Martha Gresham

Special programs[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Alto High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling.[5] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball and softball.[5] For the 2012 through 2014 school years, Alto High School will play football in UIL Class 1A Division I.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Alto ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alto ISD Administration". Alto Independent School District. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Alto High School". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "AISD Board of Trustees", Alto Independent School District
  8. ^ "Alto ISD Administration", Alto Independent School District
  9. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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