Azle Independent School District

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Azle Independent School District
300 Roe St.
Azle, Texas[2]

ESC Region 11[1]
Coordinates 32°53′47″N 97°32′35″W / 32.89639°N 97.54306°W / 32.89639; -97.54306
District information
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Ray Lea[1]
Schools 11 (2009-10)[2]
District ID 4809200[2]
Students and staff
Students 5,774 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 368.08 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.87 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conference UIL Class 5A Football & Basketball[3]
District mascot Hornets[4]
Colors           Green, White[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Academically Acceptable[5]

Azle Independent School District is a public school district based in Azle, Texas (USA). The district covers northwestern Tarrant County, northeastern Parker County, and a small portion of southern Wise County. In addition to Azle, the district serves the communities of Lakeside, Pelican Bay, Sanctuary, and portions of Reno and Briar.


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $2,351,893,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.015 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Forty-nine percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[6] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[7] 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[5]

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


As of the 2011-2012 school year, there were eleven schools in Azle ISD.[1]

High School[edit]

Grades 9-12
  • Azle High School

Junior High Schools[edit]

Grades 7-8
  • Azle Junior High School
  • Santo J. Forte Junior High School

Elementary Schools[edit]

Grades 5-6
  • Azle Elementary School
  • W.E. Hoover Elementary School
Grades PK-4
  • Cross Timbers Elementary School
  • Eagle Heights Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Silver Creek Elementary School
  • Walnut Creek Elementary School

Alternative Schools[edit]

  • Tarrant County JJAEP

Special programs[edit]

Fine Arts[edit]

Azle High School has an exemplary band program, with the Marching Green Pride ranking 13th in the state of Texas in the 2013-2014 State Marching Band Competition in San Antonio.


Azle High School participates in the boys sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling.[4] The school participates in the girls sports of basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.[4]

The Azle High School Cheer team became the first CoEd team to win the UIL State Cheerleading Championship in early 2016.

For the 2015 through 2016 school years, Azle High School will play football in UIL Class 5A.[3] The mascot is a hornet named "Buzzy".[citation needed]

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