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Alvin Independent School District, Texas

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Alvin Independent School District
Alvin, Texas
Alvin Independent School District logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Fred Brent
Graduation rate:89.3%[1]
Number of schools:23
Budget: $222.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Tiffany Wennerstrom
Board members:7
Term length:3
Alvin Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 18,767 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] The district serves K-12 students in Alvin and seven other communities in Brazoria County.[2] Alvin Independent School District is the 64th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Alvin Independent School District is located in Brazoria County, Texas
Alvin Independent School District is located in Alvin, Texas, a city located in Brazoria County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Alvin is home to 24,905 residents.[3]


Alvin underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 14.4 percent of Alvin 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 Alvin was $45,638 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Alvin was 18.3 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Alvin (%) Texas (%)
White 79.4 70.4
Black or African American 3.1 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.7
Asian 0.9 3.8
Two or More Races 2.6 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 36.2 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 32.2 66.3
2008 34.7 64.3
2004 36.9 68.2
2000 31.0 66.7

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 Alvin Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Fred Brent. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2010. Brent has a contract with the district through the 2015-2016 school year.[6]

School board

The Alvin 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]

Alvin Board of Trustees
Member Place Term Ends
Mike Lansford 1 2015
Regan Metoyer 2 2015
Cheryl Harris 3 2015
Tiffany Wennerstrom 4 2016
Nicole Tonini 5 2016
Sue Stringer 6 2014
Charles McCauley 7 2014

School board elections

See also: Alvin 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 2012:[8]

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.

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.[9]


The table below displays the budget for Alvin 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 $127,173,324 77.6% $0 0% $36,201,278 22.1% $591,700 0.4% $0 0% $163,966,302
2014-2015 $107,219,084 48.3% $0 0% $80,744,777 36.4% $33,560,527 15.1% $572,082 0.3% $222,096,470
Averages: $117,196,204 61% $0 0% $58,473,027.5 30% $17,076,113.5 9% $286,041 0% $193,031,386

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Alvin 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 2013-2014 school year:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Median salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 47,400 57,226 69,192
MA 48,400 58,366 70,948

Schools in Alvin Independent School District


The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 17,367 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 18,767 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

District schools

Alvin Independent School District operates 23 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Alvin Independent School District
Alvin Elementary School
Alvin High School
Alvin Junior High School
Alvin Primary School
ASSETS Academy
Don Jeter Elementary School
E.C. Mason Elementary School
Fairview Junior High School
G.W. Harby Jr. High School
Glenn York Elementary School
Hood-Case Elementary School
Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School
Manvel High School
Marvel Junior High School
Mark Twain Elementary School
Mary Burks Marek Elementary School
Melba Passmore Elementary School
Nolan Ryan Junior High School
R.L. Stevenson Primary School
Savannah Lakes Elementary School
Walt Disney 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.

Alvin Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 94% 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:[13]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 31,155 39,520 79 50
Student Progress 1,633 4,800 34 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,115 1,500 74 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,290.2 1,400 92 75

Contact information

Alvin Independent School District logo.jpg
Alvin Independent School District
301 E. House Street
Alvin, TX 77511
Phone: (281) 388-1130

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