Palestine Independent School District

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Palestine Independent School District
Location
Palestine, Texas
ESC Region 7[1]
USA
District information
Type Public Independent school district
Grades EE through 12[1]
Superintendent Jason Marshall[1]
Schools 6 (2011-12)[2]
Budget $23,572,803 (2007–2008)[3]
District ID 4834050[2]
Students and staff
Students 3289 (2012-13)[1]
Teachers 234.66 (2011-12)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 13.74 (2011-12)[2]
Other information
Website Palestine ISD

Palestine Independent School District is a public school district based in Palestine, Texas (USA) that serves approximately 3,500 students in central Anderson County.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]

Schools[edit]

  • Palestine High School (Grades 9–12)
  • Palestine Junior High (Grades 7–8)
  • A. M. Story Elementary School (Grades 4-6)
  • Southside Elementary School (Grades 2-3)
  • Northside Primary School (Grades K-1)
  • Washington Early Childhood Center (EE, PK)

Students[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

Students during the 2006–2007 school year:[5]

  • Total: 3,405 (100.0%)
  • White: 1,311 (38.5%)
  • Hispanic: 1,062 (31.2%)
  • African American: 996 (29.3%)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 30 (0.9%)
  • Native American: 6 (0.2%)

Grade level[edit]

Students during the 2006–2007 school year:[5]

  • Early Childhood Education and Pre-Kindergarten: 181 (5.3%)
  • Elementary (K-5): 1,579 (46.4%)
  • Middle School (6–8): 720 (21.1%)
  • High School (9–12): 925 (27.2%)
  • Class of 2006 Graduates: 187

Other statistics[edit]

  • Economically Disadvantaged (2006–2007): 65.1% (2,217)[5]
  • Annual Dropout Rate, Grades 7–12 (2005–2006): 3.1%[5]
  • Average SAT Score (Class of 2006): 1013[5]
  • Average ACT Score (Class of 2006): 21.2[5]

Leadership[edit]

Palestine ISD is led by a superintendent chosen by the Board of Trustees. The board named Dr. Thomas A. Wallis, former principal of Mabank High School, as superintendent beginning in the 2008–2009 school year.[6]

Board of Trustees[7]

  • Mr. Michael Bennett, President
  • Mr. Ricky Ferguson, Vice President
  • Rev. Wade Hobbs, Secretary
  • Mr. Chuck Grissaffi
  • Ms. Dana Staples
  • Ms. Janie Sepulveda
  • Ms. Dyna Tutt

References[edit]

External links[edit]