Vidor Independent School District

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The Vidor Independent School District is a public school district based in Vidor, Texas, United States. The district serves a 121.38-square-mile (314.4 km2) area[1] in northwestern Orange County and a small portion of far southwestern Jasper County, including the cities of Vidor, Rose City, and Pine Forest. The Jasper County portion has 16 square miles (41 km2) while the remainder is in Orange County.[2]

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

History[edit]

The Vidor Rural School District was formed in 1929 through the consolidation of four common school districts – Doty, Magnolia Grove, Pine Forest, and Terry. The Vidor Rural School District became the Vidor Independent School District in 1949.[4]

Schools[edit]

  • Vidor High School (Grades 9–12)
  • AIMs Center High School (Alternative, Grades 9–12)
  • Vidor Junior High School (Grades 7–8)
  • Vidor Middle School (Grades 5–6)
  • Oak Forest Elementary School (Grades PK–4)
  • Pine Forest Elementary School (Grades PK–4)
  • Vidor Elementary School (Grades PK–4)

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of Vidor High School include country music singers Tracy Byrd and Clay Walker.[5] The serial killer, Dean Corll was also a well-known student after the revelations that he was responsible for the Houston Mass Murders.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Approximate School District Areas". Texas Education Agency. September 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ "About Vidor ISD" (Archive). Vidor Independent School District. Retrieved on August 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  4. ^ "VISD History". Vidor Independent School District. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  5. ^ Corcoran, Michael (21 October 1993). "The other side of town: Singing stars hope to improve Vidor's image". The Dallas Morning News (Google News archive). Retrieved 3 March 2010. 

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