Palestine Independent School District

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Palestine Independent School District
Location
Palestine, Texas
ESC Region 7[1]

USA
District information
TypePublic Independent school district
GradesEE through 12[1]
SuperintendentJason Marshall[1]
Schools6 (2011-12)[2]
Budget$23,572,803 (2007–2008)[3]
District ID4834050[2]
Students and staff
Students3289 (2012-13)[1]
Teachers234.66 (2011-12)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio13.74 (2011-12)[2]
Other information
WebsitePalestine 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]

  1. ^ a b c d Texas School Directory 2013-14 (PDF). Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. February 2014. p. 43. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Palestine ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.palestineschools.org/docs/4-07-08%20Adopted%20Budget.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Academic Excellence Indicator System; 2006–07 District Performance; Palestine ISD". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved May 12, 2008.
  6. ^ The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas – PISD OKs new chief Archived September 9, 2012, at Archive.today
  7. ^ Palestine ISD School Board[permanent dead link]

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