Divide Independent School District

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Divide Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Mountain Home in western Kerr County, Texas, United States.

In terms of students served, Divide ISD is the smallest district in Texas; the 2015 "graduation/promotion ceremony" featured a mere 11 students and the district had as few as eight students at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.[1] Divide ISD serves much of western Kerr County. Divide ISD is one of the few remaining "one room schoolhouses" in the United States.[2][3]

Divide Independent School District consists of one school: Divide Elementary School, serving grades pre-Kindergarten through six. Students attend middle and high school in the neighboring Ingram Independent School District.

The school district is one of the best in the state of Texas and was rated "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency.[4][5]

The district is not to be confused with the former Divide Independent School District which in 1985 became part of the Blackwell Consolidated Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/little-schoolhouse-on-the-prairie/
  2. ^ http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/tspr/divide/execsuma.htm
  3. ^ Technically it is not a one-room schoolhouse according to the Texas Monthly article, as the original school building – still in use – does not hold the pre-Kindergarten classes.
  4. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  5. ^ Unmuth, Katherine Leal. "State's exemplary schools not judged on all criteria" (Archive). The Dallas Morning News. Sunday September 9, 2007. Retrieved on August 22, 2015.