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Allen Independent School District, Texas

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Allen Independent School District
Allen, Texas
Allen ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Lance Hindt
Graduation rate:97.5%[1]
Number of schools:22
Budget: $208.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Louise Master
Board members:7
Term length:3
Allen Independent School District is a school district in Texas. Residents of Allen approved the creation of the district in 1910 starting with a two-story building with six classrooms.[2] The district's graduation rate declined slightly from 98.2 percent in 2011 to 97.5 percent in 2012.[1] The district is the 60th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Allen Independent School District is located in Collin County, Texas
Allen Independent School District is based in Allen, a city located in Collin County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Allen is home to 89,640 residents.[3]


Allen outperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 51.4 percent of Allen residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Allen was $101,966 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Allen was 4.8 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Allen (%) Texas (%)
White 72.0 70.4
Black or African American 8.4 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.7
Asian 12.9 3.8
Two or More Races 2.9 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 11.2 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 33.4 65.0
2008 36.7 62.3
2004 28.1 71.1
2000 24.4 73.0

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Allen Independent School District is Lance Hindt as of April 9, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in March 2014. Hindt previously served as the superintendent of Stafford Municipal School District from 2011 to 2014.[6]

School board

The Allen Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific seat but represents the entire district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.[7]

Allen Board of Trustees
Member Place Term Ends
Susan Olinger 1 2015
Carl Clemencich 2 2015
Jason Shephard 3 2015
Amy Gnadt 4 2016
Michael Myers 5 2016
Louise Master 6 2014
Mark Jones (Texas) 7 2014

School board elections

See also: Allen Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on May 10, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and two seats will be up for election in May 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2007:

Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.

At regular meetings the Board shall allot 30 minutes to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the presiding officer or designee before the meeting begins and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.

No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.

Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.

Individuals may file a request in writing with the Superintendent to be placed on the agenda to discuss a major concern or issue at the next regular Board meeting. This request must be received by the Superintendent not later than five working days prior to the next regular (not special) Board meeting. This request must be supplemented with a detailed narrative documenting the concern or issue. The Board President shall approve the request or refer it to the whole Board to determine if the Board thinks it is appropriate for Board discussion. The Board will consider whether or not the concern or issue is appropriate for an agenda item during a Board meeting. If it becomes an agenda item, then the material shall be sent with the agenda booklets.

The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:

  • Employee complaints: DGBA
  • Student or parent complaints: FNG
  • Public complaints: GF

The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.

The Board shall designate a convenient area at regular Board meetings for persons from the various media and for persons desiring to address the Board concerning an agenda item.


—Allen Independent School District's website, (2014), [9]


The table below displays the budget for Allen Independent School District:[10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $99,896,852 51.2% $7,175,681 3.7% $48,511,358 24.9% $39,436,285 20.2% $0 0% $195,020,176
2014-2015 $122,388,151 58.8% $7,718,690 3.7% $35,719,647 17.2% $40,769,242 19.6% $1,460,000 0.7% $208,055,730
Averages: $111,142,501.5 55% $7,447,185.5 4% $42,115,502.5 21% $40,102,763.5 20% $730,000 0% $201,537,953

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Allen Independent School District are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2012-2013 school year:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Median salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 46,000 52,489 62,082
MA 47,100 53,589 63,182

Schools in Allen Independent School District


The district's K-12 enrollment increased from 18,888 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 19,768 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1][12]

District schools

Allen Independent School District operates 22 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Allen Independent School District
Allen High School
Anderson Elementary School
Bolin Elementary School
Boon Elementary School
Boyd Elementary School
Chandler Elementary School
Cheatham Elementary School
Curtis Middle School
Ereckson Middle School
Evans Elementary School
Ford Middle School
Green Elementary School
Kerr Elementary School
Lindsey Elementary School
Lowery Freshman Center
Marion Elementary School
Norton Elementary School
Olson Elementary School
Reed Elementary School
Rountree Elementary School
Story Elementary School
Vaughan Elementary School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Allen Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 100% of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[14]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 42,012 45,199 93 50
Student Progress 1,989 5,200 38 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,308 1,500 87 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,326.3 1,400 95 75

Contact information

Allen ISD logo.jpg
Allen Independent School District
612 E. Bethany Drive
Allen, TX 75002
Phone: (972) 727-0511

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