Del Valle Independent School District

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Edward A. Neal Administration Building
Del Valle Opportunity Center

Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD) is a public school district with its headquarters in the Edward A. Neal Administration Building in the Del Valle community and in unincorporated Travis County, Texas (USA).[1]

The school district serves much of southeast Travis County.[2] Incorporated communities in the district include Creedmoor, Webberville, most of Mustang Ridge, and parts of Austin. The Garfield census-designated place and the unincorporated communities of Elroy, Hornsby Bend, and Pilot Knob also lie within the district.[3] As of 2013 DVISD covers 38.2 square miles (99 km2) of land within the City of Austin, making up 12% of the city's territory.[4]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5]

History[edit]

Superintendent Bernard Blanchard retired in 2011.[6]

Schools[edit]

High School (Grades 9-12)[edit]

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[edit]

Del Valle Middle School
  • Del Valle Middle School[8]
  • John P. Ojeda Middle School[9]
  • Dailey Middle School

Elementary Schools (Grades PK-5)[edit]

History[edit]

Originally the facilities of the Colorado Common School District Number 36 were at the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and Texas State Highway 71. In 1952 the City of Austin annexed about one third of the district territory, including Montopolis and the property of the Austin Country Club. Since the existing school buildings were located on that property, the district needed to find a new location for its schools. Popham Elementary School opened across from Bergstrom Air Force Base; when Bergstrom was in operation, the district served the children living on the base. At the time the district taught grades one through eight. High school students attended the Austin Independent School District.[3]

In 1954 the school district annexed the Dry Creek School District. The district annexed the Pilot Knob districts in 1956. During that year, Del Valle Junior-Senior High School, serving grades seven through ten, opened. Grade 11 appeared in 1957, and grade 12 appeared in 1958. In 1958 the sports stadium, Cardinal Field, opened followed by a field house in 1962. A building program passed in the 1959-1960 school year lead to the opening of a new junior high school. The Elroy Common School District merged into the Colorado common school district in 1961, forming the largest common school district in the state. In April 1963 the school district changed its name to the Del Valle Independent #910. In September 1966 the district annexed the Creedmoor Common School District #41. In 1967 the Hornsby-Dunlap Common School District was annexed.[3]

Smith Elementary School and a new middle school opened on the site of the Del Valle High School campus in 1972. In the 1981-1982 school year Hillcrest Elementary opened. Baty opened as a result of a bond program in 1984.[3] When the City of Austin wanted to build Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in an area that housed Del Valle's high school and three elementary schools, voters approved a $38.1 million bond to build the schools in a new location.[17] Baty Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Popham Elementary, and Del Valle High School moved.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human Resources." Del Valle Independent School District. Retrieved on May 8, 2011. "Edward A Neal Administration Building 5301 Ross Road, Suite 104 Del Valle, Texas 78617"
  2. ^ Whittaker, Richard. "Del Valle ISD." Austin Chronicle. Friday November 13, 2009. Retrieved on May 9, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "A History of Del Valle" (Archived 2014-04-07 at WebCite). Del Valle Independent School District. Retrieved on May 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Regional School Districts and the City of Austin." City of Austin. March 2013. Retrieved on August 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  6. ^ "Del Valle school superintendent retires after 40 years with district". Austin American-Statesman. 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  7. ^ "Del Valle High School". Del-valle.k12.tx.us. 2007-04-16. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Home". Del-valle.k12.tx.us. Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  9. ^ "Ojeda Middle School - Ojeda Middle School". Delvalle.tx.schoolwebpages.com. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  10. ^ "Welcome to Baty Elementary". Del-valle.k12.tx.us. Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  11. ^ a b c Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Del Valle ISD". Del-valle.k12.tx.us. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  13. ^ "Welcome to Del Valle Elementary!". Del-valle.k12.tx.us. 2008-01-17. Archived from the original on 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  14. ^ [1] Archived September 24, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ [2] Archived October 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Smith Home Page". Del-valle.k12.tx.us. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  17. ^ Alford, Andy. "Del Valle school district seeks 20.5-cent tax hike." Austin American-Statesman. September 3, 1998. Retrieved on May 9, 2011. "In 1997, voters approved $38.1 million to rebuild Del Valle's high school and three of five elementary schools to make way for the new Austin airport."

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