Cedar Hill Independent School District
|Cedar Hill Independent School District|
|Cedar Hill, TX
|Governing agency||Texas Education Agency|
|Students and staff|
Cedar Hill ISD requires its students to wear school uniforms. For the 2007-2008 school year, students may wear red, white, and black collared shirts, with black or khaki trousers. In addition female students may wear knee-length skirts. Kindergarten through sixth grade may wear black or khaki shorts or capris in addition to the trousers. The Texas Education Agency specifies that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.
In the early 2000s a large number of white families moved from Cedar Hill ISD, while many black families moved into the district. Robert Johansen, the principal of Bray Elementary, stated that some white families may have been concerned since many of the new students appeared visibly different.
- W.S. Permenter Middle School-Acceptable[when?]
- Bessie Coleman Middle School-Acceptable
- Belt Line Intermediate School-Acceptable
- Joe Wilson Intermediate School-Acceptable
- West Intermediate School-Recognized
- Bray Elementary School-Exemplary[when?]
- In 2000 almost 80% of the students at Bray were white, but demographics changed years later as black families moved in and white families moved out. In 2010 about 50% of the students were black and about 25% each were Hispanic and non-Hispanic white. The school has a string instrument education program and a "character chorus" after-school program. As of 2010[update] Bray had been habitually ranked as an "Exemplary" school by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and that year over 95% of Bray students passed mathematics and reading tests of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS); at or above 50% of the students were ranked "commended" on these tests.
- Highlands Elementary School-Exemplary[when?]
- High Pointe Elementary School-Exemplary
- Lake Ridge Elementary School-Exemplary
- Plummer Elementary School-Recognized
- Waterford Oaks Elementary School-Exemplary
- "2013-14 Texas Academic Performance Report, Cedar Hill ISD". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
- "http://www.chisd.net/?PN=Pages&SubP=Level1Page&L=1&DivisionID='2014'&DepartmentID=''&SubDepartmentID=''&PageID='2955'&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll Dress Code]." Cedar Hill Independent School District. Accessed October 27, 2008.
- "DOCKET NO. 008-R5-901." Texas Education Agency. Accessed October 13, 2008.
- Hacker, Holly K.; Tawnell D. Hobbs (2010-06-09). "'Black flight' changing the makeup of Dallas schools". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2017-02-08. "Bray's principal, Robert Johansen, said much of the white exodus from Cedar Hill schools took place in the early 2000s. "I believe it was because they didn't feel like people looked like them. We still were an exemplary school. We still were performing. They were afraid that there was going to be a change," he said. "