Forney Independent School District

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Forney Independent School District
Location
600 S. Bois d' Arc Street
Forney, Texas 75126

USA
Coordinates 32°44′38″N 96°28′35″W / 32.74389°N 96.47639°W / 32.74389; -96.47639
District information
Type Public
Grades Pre-K through 12
Established 1897
Superintendent Suzanne McWilliams
Budget $712,856 (2006-2007)[1]
Other information
Website Forney ISD

The Forney Independent School District is a school district based in Forney, Texas (USA).

The district serves the city of Forney, the city of Talty, the small Kaufman County portion of Mesquite (no residents), and other unincorporated areas in Kaufman County.

The district recently received the academic accountability rating of Academically Acceptable for the 2006-2007 school year based on the results of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) based on standards set by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This marks the third consecutive year that Forney ISD has received the accountability rating of academically acceptable. This rating means that a minimum of 50-69% of students met state standards in Language Arts and Social Studies, a minimum of 35-69% of students met state standards in Math, and a minimum of 25-69% of students met state standards in science.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

Administrators[edit]

Superintendent, Suzanne Mcwilliams.

Dealing with growth[edit]

Forney I.S.D., according to a 2005 article in The Dallas Morning News,[which?] is the fourth fastest growing school district in the state of Texas. A new Middle School was opened in the 2006-2007 school year and remodeling of the old Middle School are underway.

After a bond issue for a second high school repeatedly failed in previous years, funds for a new high school were approved in May 2007. The current high school, originally intended to serve as a middle school, has a population that outgrows the building despite recent wing additions.

School uniforms[edit]

All Forney ISD students are required to wear school uniforms [2].

The Texas Education Agency specified 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 [3]; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections. Forney ISD devised a procedure to verify the parents' reasons for requesting exemptions to the uniform policy [4]

Schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

1 in Forney, 1 in unincorporated Kaufman County

Middle schools[edit]

1 in Forney, 1 in unincorporated Kaufman County

  • Brown Middle School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)
  • Warren Middle School (Forney)

Primary schools[edit]

5 in Forney, 4 in unincorporated Kaufman County

  • Blackburn Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)
  • Claybon Elementary School (Forney)
  • Crosby Elementary School (Forney)
  • Criswell Elementary School (Forney)
  • Henderson Elementary School (Forney)
  • Johnson Elementary School (Forney)
  • Lewis Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Travis Ranch development)
  • Rhea Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Fox Hollow development)
  • Smith Elementary School (Unincorporated Kaufman County - Windmill Farms development)

Historical District Accountability Ratings[edit]

The Texas Education Agency has ranked the district:

  • 2013 - Exemplary
  • 2012 - Exemplary
  • 2011 - Recognized
  • 2010 - Exemplary
  • 2009 - Recognized
  • 2008 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2007 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2006 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2005 - Academically Acceptable
  • 2004 - Recognized

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 

External links[edit]