Arlington Independent School District
|Arlington Independent School District|
|Type and location|
|Type||Independent school district|
|Grades||Pre-K through 12|
|Region||ESC Region 11|
|Location||1203 W Pioneer Pkwy.
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|Superintendent||Dr. Marcelo Cavazos (interim)|
|NCES District ID||4808700|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||4,124.04 (2009-10) (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)|
|Student-teacher ratio||15.39 (2009-10)|
|Athletic Conference||UIL Class 5A, 4A Football|
|TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011||Academically Acceptable|
The district covers the majority of Arlington and portions of Grand Prairie. The district serves the entirety of the small towns of Pantego and Dalworthington Gardens. A portion of Fort Worth lies within the district; it only contains a wastewater plant. No Fort Worth residents are zoned to Arlington ISD schools.
In June 2012, Dr. Marcelo Cavazos was named interim superintendent of Arlington Independent School District. 
Arlington High School was the district's sole white high school until Sam Houston High School opened in 1963. The district desegregated in 1965. Lamar High School, the third high school, opened in 1970. Bowie High School served as the district's fourth high school, opening in 1973.
As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $18,762,592,000.  The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.030 per $100 of appraised valuation.
In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. Forty-nine percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating. No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012. A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).
Historical district TEA accountability ratings
- 2011: Academically Acceptable
- 2010: Recognized
- 2009: Academically Acceptable
- 2008: Academically Acceptable
- 2007: Academically Acceptable
- 2006: Academically Acceptable
- 2005: Academically Acceptable
- 2004: Academically Acceptable
In 1997, at all high schools except one, the percentage of students passing each section of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) increased. At Lamar the percentage of students passing the reading portion had decreased.
The AISD, as of 2006, enrolls more than 63,000 students making it the 8th largest school district in Texas and the 59th largest in the United States. It has an annual budget of $427,014,661 and spends $6,817 per year per student.
As of April 2007, its student population is made up of the following ethnicities: (current demographic information)
- Arlington High School
- James Bowie High School
- Sam Houston High School
- Lamar High School
- James W. Martin High School
- Seguin High School
Alternative High Schools
- Newcomer Center 
Junior High Schools
- Joe Bailey Junior High School 
- Established in 1968 by founder Joe Bailey, Bailey Junior high is located at 2411 Winewood St, Arlington, Texas. The school had 834 students enrolled in the 2010-2011 school year. Its school colors are red and white and its mascot is a ram. The student newspaper is called The Ram Page, and the yearbook is called Wild About Rams. The current principal is Tiffany Benavides.
- Christine Barnett Junior High School 
- Truett C. Boles Junior High School 
- Carter Junior High School 
- J.C. Ferguson Junior High School 
- Floyd M. Gunn Junior High School 
- Guy Hutcheson Junior High School 
- Dora E. Nichols Junior High School 
- Emma Ousley Junior High School 
- O.D. Shackelford Junior High School 
- Mayfield Workman Junior High School 
- Charles Young Junior High School 
Alternative Jr. High Schools
- Turning Point Jr. High School
Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten
- Kooken Pre-Kindergarten School
- "Texas School Directory 2012". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Cavazos named AISD interim superintendent". Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Arlington ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "UIL Alignments". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Texas Accountability System District Ratings for 2004 through 2011". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Brown, Cathy (editorial columnist). "No blackboard jungles despite changing demographics." The Dallas Morning News. Wednesday October 14, 1998. Opinions Arlington 7A. Retrieved on October 25, 2011.
- "About Us". James Bowie High School. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
- "Texas Accountability System Summary of Ratings for 2004 through 2011(as of November 2, 2011) District Ratings by Rating Category (including Charter Operators)". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- Clough, Tracey-Lynn. "Four schools post higher TAAS Lamar shows drop in reading portion." The Dallas Morning News. April 23, 1997. Retrieved on November 23, 2011.
- U.S. Department of Education, BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002, retrieved 2008-04-08
- AISD Homepage
- High Schools Information
- Junior High Schools Information
- Elementary Schools Information
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