ABILENE ISD AT A GLANCE
Abilene ISD has two traditional high schools, a STEM academy high school, a medical magnet program and an alternative high school for at-risk students. AISD is home to four middle schools, 14 elementary schools, one alternative placement campus and one adult education center.
Twenty-one out of 22 Abilene ISD campuses received the state’s highest academic ranking in 2018. In addition, campuses earned 34 Distinction Designations for Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Post-Secondary Readiness. Two AISD students were named 2019 National Merit Scholarship awardees.
Abilene ISD’s ethnic composition is 44% Hispanic, 37% Anglo, 13% African American, 4% two or more races, and 2% Asian/Pacific Islander. Approximately 70% of students in Abilene ISD are economically disadvantaged.
Abilene ISD covers approximately 106 square miles in Taylor and Jones counties.
Approximately 16,500 students are enrolled in Abilene ISD.
The total tax rate supporting the 2018-19 budget is $1.2024 per $100 assessed value. The total tax rate includes the Maintenance and Operations rate of $1.04 and Debt Service of $0.1624. The Debt Service tax rate is among the lowest of districts of comparable size in the state.
Abilene ISD employs nearly 2,500 public servants dedicated to the district’s educational mission, over 80% of whom work directly with students on a daily basis.
New teachers earn $45,000, those with 10 years $48,000; 20 years $53,600, etc.; at least $1,000 more for a Master’s degree. Benefits include generous insurance contributions.
*AISD will develop a strong literacy foundation for every student.
*AISD will advance character development by nurturing habits of mind and ethical, principle-based leadership.
*AISD will prepare all students for success in college and the workforce.
*AISD will fully integrate student-led technology and develop innovative learning environments and facilities for the purpose of high student engagement, safety and academic success.
*AISD will secure high quality, effective staff who embrace diversity, are reflective of and responsive to the district’s student body, utilize best practices and understand the importance of student engagement, rigorous and relevant learning environments and the significance of connecting with students to foster a desire to learn.
Our MissionThe Mission of the Abilene Independent School District is to provide exceptional educational opportunities in an environment that will produce graduates with the skills necessary to become productive, responsible citizens.
Dr. David Young, Superintendent
Dr. Gustavao Villanueva, Associate Superintendent for Leadership & Student Services
Dr. Dan Dukes, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Joseph Waldron, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources
Scott McLean, Associate Superintendent for Operations
Melissa Irby, Executive Director of Finance
Lance Fleming, Chief Communications Officer
School Board Members
Randy Piersall, President – Daryl Zeller, Vice President – Cindy Earles, Secretary
Angie Wiley, Assistant Secretary; Bill Enriquez, Member; Samuel Garcia, Member; Dr. Danny Wheat, Member