Apple Springs Independent School District
|Apple Springs Independent School District|
|9120 FM 2501|
Apple Springs, Texas
|Type||Independent school district|
|Motto||Where Character Counts|
|Grades||Pre-K through 12|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||19.78 (2009–10) (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)|
|Student-teacher ratio||9.76 (2009–10)|
|Athletic conference||UIL Class 1A 6-man Football Division I|
|TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011–12||Academically Acceptable|
|Website||Apple Springs ISD|
As of the 2010–11 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $29,249,000. The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.000 per $100 of appraised valuation.
Apple Springs High School has been recognized as one of the most innovative small schools in the state. It has produced a National Merit Scholar Finalist; had alumni earn degrees from Yale University, The University of Texas, Texas A&M University and many others. The school was named one of the Top Ten High Schools in the state by Texas Monthly magazine. It has been cited by US News and World Report as one of America's Top High Schools. The Principal for ASISD is Kevin Plotts.
The high school has less than 60 students yet offers programs in nursing, commercial mechanics and fabrication and mass-media production.
Former teacher, George Schaade (retired) was given the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award for his unprecedented accomplishment of having his Current Events Team advance to the state academic meet ten times.
- 2004: Recognized
In the 2011–12 school year, the district had students in two schools.
- Apple Springs High School (Grades 7–12)
- Apple Springs Elementary School (Grades PK–6)
The school has a unique relationship with the nearby Hudson Independent School District.
Apple Springs was the first public school in Deep East Texas to play the wide-open sport of Six-Man football. The district is too small to field a marching band. A neighboring school, Hudson ISD is the largest district in the state without a football team. Hudson does have an awaward-winningand program. So, the Hudson band participates at Apple Springs games. The unusual relationship was filmed by the crew of the popular Texas Country Reporter. The television show aired on November 16, 2008. The football program at Apple Springs has enjoyed much success since its inception in 2004. Another unique aspect is that the Eagles Head Coach is the school superintendent, Cody Moree.
- "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Apple Springs ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Apple Springs High School". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.