• ABILENE ISD AT A GLANCE

    CAMPUSES
    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.

    ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
    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.

    ETHNIC COMPOSITION
    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.

    DISTRICT SIZE
    Abilene ISD covers approximately 106 square miles in Taylor and Jones Counties.

    STUDENT ENROLLMENT
    Approximately 16,900 students are enrolled in Abilene ISD.

    TAX RATE
    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.

    EMPLOYEES
    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.

    TEACHER SALARIES
    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.

    GOALS
    *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.

     
  • Our Mission

    The 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.
  • Special Programs 

    Academy of Technology, Engineering,
      Math & Science (ATEMS)
    Adult Education
    Advanced Placement Incentive Program
    Advanced Placement &
      Pre-Advanced Placement Classes
    Air Force JROTC
    Band, Choir, Orchestra 6th-12th Grades
    Bilingual/ESL
    16 Career and Technology Programs
    Early College
    Early Head Start
    Educational Television
    Extended School Program
    Gifted & Talented Education
    Free After-School Tutorials
    Head Start/Pre-Kindergarten
    Early College Medical High School
    Hot Lunches & Breakfasts
    Homework Hotline
    Journalism & Debate
    Learning Resource Specialists
    Peer Assisted Leaders (PALS)
    Parenting Education Program
    Partners In Education
      Adopt-A-School Program
     Volunteers In Public School Program (VIPS)
    PSAT Summer Camps
    Read 180 Labs
    Reasoning Mind Labs
    Regional School For the Deaf
    Special Education Programs
    Travis Opportunity Center
    UIL Academic Activities
    UIL Athletics
    Woodson Center for Excellence
     
     
  • Administration  
    Dr. David Young, Superintendent
    Gail Gregg, Deputy Superintendent
    Dr. Abigayle Barton, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction 
    Dr. Joe Alcorta, Executive Director of Human Resources 
    Scott McLean, Associate Superintendent for Operations

    School Board Members
    Dr. Danny Wheat, President - Randy Piersall, Vice President - Cindy Earles, Secretary
    Daryl Zeller, Assistant Secretary - Stan Lambert, Member - Angie Wiley, Member -  Tim de la Vega, Member