Abilene ISD

Abilene ISD

Achieving Excellence

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 - Dr. Jeff Arrington, Member

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