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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Texas

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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Carrollton, Texas
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Bobby C. Burns
Graduation rate:90.5%[1]
Number of schools:40
Budget: $286.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:James Goode
Board members:7
Term length:3
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is a school district in Texas. The district was created in 1963 with the merger of the Carrollton Independent School District and the Farmers Branch Independent School District.[2] The district's graduation rate increased from 87.4% in 2011 to 90.5% in 2012.[1] Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is the 46th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in Dallas County, Texas
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in Carrollton, Texas, a city located in portions of Dallas County, Denton County and Collin County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Carrollton is home to 125,409 residents.[3]


Carrollton outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.2 percent of Carrollton 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 Carrollton was $69,592 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Carrollton was 8.6 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Carrollton (%) Texas (%)
White 63.6 70.4
Black or African American 8.4 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.7
Asian 13.4 3.8
Two or More Races 3.1 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 30.0 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 57.1 41.6
2008 57.1 41.8
2004 48.9 50.3
2000 44.8 52.5

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 Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is Bobby C. Burns as of April 9, 2014. He has worked as a teacher, coach, principal and administrator with the district since 1988.[6]

School board

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch 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]

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Board of Trustees
Member Place Term Ends
James Goode 1 2014
Nancy Cline 2 2014
John Mathews 3 2015
Richard Fleming 4 2015
Randy Schackmann 5 2016
Frank Shor 6 2016
Nancy Watten 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Carrollton-Farmers Branch 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. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and three 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 2004:

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.

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 administra-tively 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.


—Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District's website, (2014) [9]


The table below displays the budget for Carrollton-Farmers Branch 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
2012-2013 $130,572,172 49.7% $31,933,488 12.1% $45,354,680 17.3% $39,712,613 15.1% $15,258,591 5.8% $262,831,544
2013-2014 $130,755,254 48.4% $33,900,219 12.6% $47,085,836 17.4% $41,232,101 15.3% $17,132,243 6.3% $270,105,653
2014-2015 $144,391,088 50.5% $34,222,210 12% $46,739,526 16.3% $40,951,504 14.3% $19,793,693 6.9% $286,098,021
Averages: $135,239,504.67 50% $33,351,972.33 12% $46,393,347.33 17% $40,632,072.67 15% $17,394,842.33 6% $273,011,739.33

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Carrollton-Farmers Branch 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. 47,143 51,911 57,521
MA 48,688 53,456 59,066
Ph.D. 49,613 54,381 59,991

Schools in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District


The district's K-12 enrollment has increased from 26,159 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 26,325 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1][12]

District schools

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District operates 40 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Annie Heads Rainwater Elementary School
Barbara Bush Middle School
Bea Salazar Transition School
Bernice Chatman Freeman Elementary School
Carrollton Elementary School
Central Elementary School
Charles M. Blalack Middle School
Charlie McKamy Elementary School
Child Development Academy
Country Place Elementary School
Creekview High School
Dale B. Davis Elementary School
Dan F. Long Middle School
Dave Blair Elementary School
DeWitt Perry Middle School
Donald H. Sheffield Elementary School
Early College High School Program
E.L. Kent Elementary School
Farmers Branch Elementary School
Furneaux Elementary School
Janie Stark Elementary School
June R. Thompson Elementary School
Kathryn S. McWhorter Elementary School
La Villita Elementary School
Las Colinas Elementary School
L.F. Blanton Elementary School
Marie Huie Special Education Center
Mary Grimes Education Center
McCoy Elementary School
Nancy H. Strickland Intermediate School
Neil Ray McLaughlin Elementary School
Newman Smith High School
Ranchview High School
R.E. Good Elementary School
Riverchase Elementary School
R.L. Turner High School
Rosemeade Elementary School
Ted Polk Middle School
Tom Landry Elementary School
Vivian Field Middle 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.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 97% 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 42,336 52,978 80 50
Student Progress 1,618 4,600 35 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,151 1,500 77 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,028 1,200 86 75

Contact information

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD logo.jpg
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
1445 N. Perry Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 968-6100

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