Alvin Independent School District

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Alvin Independent School District
301 E House St.
Alvin, Texas[2]

ESC Region 4[1]
Coordinates 29°25′9″N 95°14′29″W / 29.41917°N 95.24139°W / 29.41917; -95.24139
District information
Type Independent school district
Motto "An Exemplary Experience"
Grades Pre-K through 12
Established May 28, 1925[citation needed]
Superintendent Dr. Buck Gilcrease
Schools 23 (2009-10)[2]
Budget $130,680,115[citation needed]
District ID 4808090[2]
Students and staff
Students 17,367 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 1,087.45 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Staff 2,600[citation needed]
Student-teacher ratio 15.44 (2009-10)[2]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Recognized[3]
Website Alvin ISD

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

Alvin ISD is a large suburban school district south of Houston in the communities of Alvin, Manvel, Pearland, Hillcrest, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Liverpool, and Amsterdam. AISD serves Pearland city's rapidly growing western portion of the city including the new large master-planned communities of Shadow Creek Ranch, South Fork, and Southern Trails. Alvin ISD covers 252 square miles (650 km2) of land.


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $3,618,969,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.026 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[3] Forty-nine percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[4] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[5] 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[3]

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

District Realignment[edit]

Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, Alvin Independent School District was realigned the following way: Sister schools (Alvin Primary School/Alvin Elementary School; Stevenson Primary School/Walt Disney Elementary School; and Mark Twain Primary School/Longfellow Elementary School) became grades PK-2 and 3-5. All other elementary schools were changed to grades PK-5 with 6th grade being transitioned to the Junior High level across the district. The two alternative schools were not affected by this realignment.

In November 2010 a School Boundary Advisory Committee began work on a new plan to realign the school zones to better balance the student populations and accommodate a new elementary school opening in August 2011 and a new junior high opening in 2012.


High Schools (Grades 9th-12th)[edit]

Name City Year Opened
Alvin High School Alvin 1894
Manvel High School Manvel 2006
Shadow Creek High School Pearland 2016

Junior High Schools (Grades 6th-8th)[edit]

Name City Year Opened Notes
Alvin Junior High School Alvin 1968
Fairview Junior High School Alvin 2008
Grace Ward Harby Junior High School Alvin 1980
Manvel Junior High School Manvel 2015 replaced Manvel Junior High School (1972)
Rodeo Palms Junior High School Manvel 2012
Nolan Ryan Junior High School Pearland 2008
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Junior High School Pearland 2018 (planned) 2015 Bond

Elementary Schools (Grades PK-5th or Grades PK-2nd/3rd-5th)[edit]

Name City Year Opened Grades Notes
Alvin Elementary School Alvin 1974 3rd-5th sister school to Alvin Primary (PK-2nd)
Alvin Primary School Alvin 1979 PK-2nd sister school to Alvin Elementary (3rd-5th)
Golda Hood-Bobbie Case Elementary School Alvin 1997 PK-5
Shirley Dill Brothers Elementary School Pearland 2017 PK-5 2015 Bond
Walt Disney Elementary School Alvin 1979 3rd-5th sister school to R.L. Stevenson Primary (PK-2nd)
Dr. James "Red" Duke Elementary School Manvel 2014 PK-5
Bill Hasse Elementary School Alvin 2016 PK-5 replaced Longfellow Elementary (1968)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School Pearland 2007 PK-5
Don Jeter Elementary School Manvel 2002 PK-5
Mary Burks Marek Elementary School Pearland 2004 PK-5
E.C. Mason Elementary School Manvel 1979 PK-5
Meridiana Elementary School Iowa Colony 2016 PK-5
Melba L. Passmore Elementary School Alvin 1993 PK-5
Savannah Lakes Elementary School Rosharon 2008 PK-5
Bob and Betty Nelson Elementary Alvin 2019 (planned) PK-5 2015 Bond replacement of Alvin Elementary School
Robert Louis Stevenson Primary School Alvin 1974 PK-2nd sister school to Walt Disney Elementary (3rd-5th)
Mark Twain Elementary School Alvin 2012 PK-5 replaced original Mark Twain Primary School (1964)
Glenn York Elementary School Pearland 2011 PK-5
Pomona Elementary School Manvel 2017 PK-5 2015 Bond
Bel Nafegar Sanchez Elementary School Rosharon TBD PK-5 2015 Bond

Alternative Schools[edit]

Name City Year Opened Notes
ASSETS Academy Alvin 1994

See also[edit]


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