ABILENE ISD AT A GLANCE
Abilene ISD has two traditional high schools, a STEM academy high school, an alternative high school for at-risk students and a medical magnet program. AISD has four middle schools, 14 elementary schools and one alternative placement campus.
Twenty-seven AbileneISD’s campuses received the state’s highest academic ranking in 2015. In addition, campuses earned 37 Distinctive Designations for Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Post-Secondary Readiness. A total of eight AISD students were named 2015 National Merit Scholarship awardees, including two National Merit Semifinalists.
Abilene ISD’s ethnic composition is 43% Hispanic, 39% Anglo, 12%African American, 4% two or more races, and 2% Asian/Pacific Islander. Approximately 65% of studentsin Abilene ISD are economically disadvantaged.
Abilene ISD covers approximately 106 square miles in Taylor and Jones Counties.
Approximately 16,900 students are enrolled in Abilene ISD.
The total tax rate supporting the 2015-16 budget is $1.2106 per $100 assessed value.The total tax rate includes the Maintenance and Operations rate of $1.04 and Debt Service of $0.1706.The Debt Service tax rate is among the lowest in the state of districts of comparable size.
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 $42,000, those with 10 years $45,500, 20 years $51,500, etc.; at least $1,000 more for Master’s. Benefits include generous insurance contributions.
*Abilene ISD will develop a strong literacy and numeracy foundation for every student.
*Abilene ISD will advance character development by nurturing habits of mind and ethical, principle-based leadership.
*Abilene ISD will prepare all students for success in college and the workforce.
*Abilene ISD will fully integrate student-led technology and develop innovative learning environments and facilities for the purpose of high student engagement, safety and academic success.
*Abilene ISD 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.