Kermit Independent School District
|Kermit Independent School District|
601 South Poplar
|Motto||"E Pluribus Unum"|
("Out of Many, One")
|Authority||Texas Education Agency|
|• Grade 3||94|
|• Grade 4||90|
|• Grade 5||93|
|• Grade 6||96|
|• Grade 7||94|
|• Grade 8||76|
|• Grade 9||96|
|• Grade 10||89|
|• Grade 11||88|
|• Grade 12||87|
Kermit Independent School District is a public school district located in Kermit, Texas (USA) that serves students in northeastern Winkler County and encompasses 398.09 square miles . The City of Kermit is located just under the southeast corner of New Mexico at the intersection of Texas State Highways 18, 115, and 302, and is approximately 46 miles west of Odessa. The enrollment of the district was 1235 at the beginning of the 2010–2011 school year.
The district received national attention in January 2015 after a nine-year-old boy was controversially suspended because he "told a classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in fictional Middle Earth’s Mount Doom." The same boy had already been suspended on two previous occasions, which were also questioned by some in the public.
Kermit ISD has three campuses:
- Kermit High School (Grades 9-12)
- Kermit Junior High School (Grades 6-8)
- Kermit Elementary School (Grades Pre K-5)
- "Kermit ISD Website". Archived from the original on 2010-11-26.
- "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
- Kermit ISD - Official site.