Anthony Independent School District

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Anthony Independent School District
840 Sixth St.
Anthony, Texas[2]

ESC Region 19[1]
Coordinates 31°59′42″N 106°36′4″W / 31.99500°N 106.60111°W / 31.99500; -106.60111
District information
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Dr.Steven Saldivar [3]
Schools 3(2009-10)[2]
District ID 4808430[2]
Students and staff
Students 849 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 16 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 14.85 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conference UIL Class 2A Football & Basketball[4]
District mascot Wildcats[5]
Colors                Columbia Blue, White, Red[5]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Academically Acceptable[6]
Website Anthony ISD

Anthony Independent School District is a public school district based in Anthony, Texas, United States. The district operates one high school, Anthony High School.

Anthony ISD marquee

District boundaries[edit]

The Anthony Independent School District (AISD) serves the entire municipal limit of Anthony, Texas and extends into portions of Vinton, Texas west of Texas Highway 20 and south to La Union Road and a small section of the city limits of Westway.[7] The approximate area covered by the district is 7.78 square miles (20.2 km2).[8]


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $152,895,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.016 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1] As of 2007, the Texas State Energy Conservation Office awards Anthony ISD money due to the colonias served by the district.[9]

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.[10] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[11] 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: Recognized
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Academically Acceptable
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Academically Acceptable
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable


In the 2011-2012 school year, the district had students in five schools.[1] All schools are less than a mile away from the Texas–New Mexico state line. All schools and the administration building are located on the same property between 4th Street and Magdalena to the east and west and Poplar Street–Elm Street and Wildcat Drive. The district property, including the sports fields, takes up at least a dozen square town blocks. The elementary and middle school campuses are required to wear uniforms voted by the school board in 2001 for elementary and 2003 for middle school.

Regular instructional
  • Anthony High School [1]
    • Oak Street was renamed Wildcat Drive after the high school was built and the street was expanded to become Texas Spur 6.[citation needed]
  • Anthony Middle School [2]
  • Anthony Elementary School [3]
Alternative instructional
  • Raymond Tellas Academy DAEP (Grades PK-12)
  • Raymond Tellas Academy JJAEP (Grades 6-12)

Special programs[edit]


National Honor Society

Student Council

Booster Club


Senior Project



Anthony High School participates in the following sports for boys, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, and Football.[5] The school participates in the following sports for girls, Basketball, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Volleyball.[5] For the 2014 through 2016 school years, Anthony High School will play all sports in UIL Class 2A. Anthony High School plays their home football games at Tommy Sanchez Memorial Field located on campus across the middle school gym. Anthony also plays their home baseball games at Rascon Park off campus. [4]

Volleyball State Champions[edit]

Anthony high school won 2 state titles in 1975. One in the spring of the 1974-1975 season and one in the fall of 1975-1976 school year. Which makes them the only high school in El Paso County to win a state championship in volleyball. Anthony was also runner up to Orchard in 1972-1973 school year and the 1973-1974 school year.

1975 Conference B Champions: Anthony defeated Overton Leverett's Chapel 15-5, 15-7(1974-1975)

1975 Conference B Champions: Anthony defeated Bronte 6-15, 15-3, 20-18(1975-1976)

School safety[edit]

Security is provided with a cooperative agreement with the Anthony Police Department.[citation needed] A designated full-time school resource officer is assigned to the schools during school hours as well as frequent patrols by duty officers after hours. Additional officers are provided for sports and other large events.

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