Sheldon Independent School District

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Sheldon Independent School District
SISDLogo.jpg
Location
Houston, Texas and Sheldon, Texas
USA United States
District information
TypePublic
MottoA Community of Learners
Established1952
AccreditationMet Standard
Schools11
Students and staff
Students7,760 (2013-14)
Teachers457.6 (2012-13)
Student-teacher ratio16.95 (2013-14)
Athletic conference21-5A
Other information
Websitewww.sheldonisd.com

Sheldon Independent School District is a public school district in unincorporated northeast Harris County, Texas (USA). The majority of the district lies in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston with a small portion within city limits.

Sheldon ISD covers 53.5 square miles and serves several neighborhoods in the Sheldon Lake area. Administration for the district is headquartered in the Dr. Donald Ney Administration Complex with Dr. Vickey M. Giles acting as superintendent. Since the early 2000s, strong enrollment growth has driven new construction and expansions throughout the district. Nearly 7,800 students are enrolled in 2015.

The district and all of its schools were rated as having "Met Standard" in 2014 under the new Texas Education Agency accountability ratings.[1]

History[edit]

The Sheldon Independent School District became an independent school district in 1952.[2]

District Growth[edit]

Sheldon ISD is the largest growing out of all ten counties in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. From 2000 to 2010, district enrollment grew 61.5% and has annually averaged three to five percent growth since 2005.[3][4] Annual enrollment growth rate change for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years was 6.8% and 5.9% respectively.[5]

The construction of two major highways, US 90 (Crosby Freeway), and the Sam Houston Tollway, have been major drivers for growth. With easier access to the area, the district is expected to continue growing as new homes are built.[6][7]

Governance[edit]

[2]

  • Superintendent: Dr. King Davis

Sheldon I.S.D School Board Members:

  • President: Eileen Palmer
  • Vice President: Ed Lipscomb
  • Secretary: Ken Coleman

Additional members include: Debbie Kolacny, Leticia Charlot, Fred Rivas, Keith Norwood.[8]

SISD Coverage Area[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

Sheldon ISD Boundaries

Sheldon ISD covers a large portion of northeast Harris county. From west to east, it is geographically bounded by Greens Bayou on the west, and by the San Jacinto River on the east. Its southern boundary runs along the Crosby Freeway until Beltway 8 and Carpenters Bayou where the boundary line drops south to include Liberty Lakes subdivision. Its northern boundary follows an arbitrary line that extends from Greens Bayou on the west, to south of Lake Houston.

Communities Served[edit]

Beaumont Place, Houmont Park, Magnolia Gardens, Sheldon

Subdivisions[edit]

Bavaria, Edgewood Village, Evergreen Villas, Greensbrook, Greenwoods, Hampton Oaks, Hidden Meadow, Houston Farms, Imperial Forest, Liberty Lakes, Meadow Lake, Parkway Forest, Ralston Acres, Reservoir Acres, Rio Villa, Royalwood, Sheldon Ridge, Sheldon Woods, Sierra Ranch, Stonefield Manor, Stonefield Terrace, Sunrise Pines, Tidwell Lakes, Village of Kings Lake.KINGLAKES KINGLAKE FOREST

Schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

High School (9-12)[edit]

AAAAAA

School Opened
C.E. King High School Named after Cortes Ewing King, a Houston developer who donated land to the district 1965
Alternative school[edit]
  • KASE Academy (10-12)

Middle Schools (6-8)[edit]

School Opened
C.E. King Middle School Named after Cortes Ewing King, a Houston developer who donated land to the district 1954
Michael R. Null Middle School Named after Michael Null, a former administrator and Executive Director of Human Resources 2009

Primary schools[edit]

Elementary schools (1-5)[edit]

School Opened
H.M. Carroll Elementary School Named for late board member H.M. "Dickey" Carroll 2008
Monahan Elementary School Named for a former administrator L.E. Monahan 1983
Royalwood Elementary School Named after the subdivision it is in 1968
Sheldon Elementary School Named after the School district 1957, rebuilt 2004
Garrett Elementary School Named for the road on which it is located // 2011

Early Childhood Centers (PreK-K)[edit]

School Opened
Sheldon Early Childhood Academy In the former Sheldon 6th Grade Campus 2009
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood Academy Named for former superintendent Stephanie Cravens 2004

Former schools[edit]

  • Alamo School - The original school[2]
  • Parkway Elementary School - Opened in 1972 on a 10-acre (4.0 ha) tract donated by the Parkway subdivision to the Sheldon ISD administration. At a later point the elementary school closed, and C.E. King High School used the facility as an annex; it still does as of 2011.[2]

Transportation[edit]

The Sheldon ISD Transportation Department provides school bus transportation to students who live 2 mi (3.2 km) or more away from their campus.[9]

The district provides an online tool that shows bus route information.[10]

Dress code[edit]

Students are required to conform to a standardized dress code.[11]

Athletic facilities[edit]

The Crenshaw Memorial Stadium serves the district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  2. ^ a b c "History of C.E. King High School." C.E. King High School. Retrieved on November 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "Population Survey - March 2011." Harris County Management Services.
  4. ^ "Growth to prompt hiring surge at Sheldon ISD." The North Channel Sentinel.
  5. ^ "Annual Enrollment Growth Rate Change[permanent dead link]." Texas Education Agency.
  6. ^ "Here we GROW...again." The North Channel Sentinel.
  7. ^ "[1]." Houston Real Estate Observer.
  8. ^ "School Board." Sheldon ISD.
  9. ^ "Sheldon ISD Transportation[permanent dead link]." Sheldon ISD.
  10. ^ "Online Bus Finder." Transfinder.
  11. ^ "Dress for Success in 2009 Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.." Sheldon Independent School District.

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