Coppell Independent School District, Texas

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Coppell Independent School District
Coppell, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Jeffrey N. Turner
Graduation rate:97.4%[1]
Number of schools:15
Budget: $100.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Anthony Hill
Board members:7
Term length:3
The Coppell Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 10,960 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] The district evolved from a county district to an independent district in 1959. Coppell Independent School District is the city's largest employer with more than 1,200 staff members.[2] Coppell Independent School District is the 98th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Coppell Independent School District is located in Dallas County, Texas
Coppell Independent School District is located in Coppell, a city in Dallas County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Coppell is home to 40,022 residents.[3]


Coppell outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 63.4 percent of Coppell 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 Coppell was $106,887 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Coppell was 3.3 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Coppell (%) Texas (%)
White 73.8 70.4
Black or African American 4.5 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.7
Asian 15.9 3.8
Two or More Races 2.6 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 11.3 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]


The superintendent of Coppell Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Jeffrey N. Turner. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2002. Turner served as the superintendent of Burleson Independent School District, Jacksonville Independent School District and Van Independent School District between 1991 and 2002.[6]

School board

The Coppell Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each board 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]

Coppell Board of Trustees
Member Assumed Office Term Ends
Anthony Hill 2007 2016
Susie Kemp 2004 2016
Thom Hulme 2011 2014
David Apple 2005 2016
Amy Dungan 2011 2014
Judy Barbo 2012 2015
Tracy Fisher 2012 2015

School board elections

See also: Coppell Independent School District elections (2014)

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

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation at board meetings last updated in 2006:[8]

Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the open forum portion of the meeting designated for public comment. 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 60 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.

A maximum of 12 persons shall be heard during this portion of the meeting. No presentation shall exceed five minutes. In the event that more than 12 persons wish to address the Board, delegations of more than three 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 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.[9]


The table below displays the budget for Coppell Independent School District 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 $68,416,910 68.3% $2,346,181 2.3% $27,781,111 27.7% $0 0% $1,645,692 1.6% $100,189,894
Averages: $68,416,910 68% $2,346,181 2% $27,781,111 28% $0 0% $1,645,692 2% $100,189,894

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Coppell 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 ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 49,300 89,308
MA 50,500 90,508
Ph.D. 51,700 91,708

Schools in Coppell Independent School District


The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 10,217 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 10,960 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[12][1]

District schools

Coppell Independent School District operates 15 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Coppell Independent School District
Austin Elementary School
Coppell High School
Coppell Middle School East
Coppell Middle School North
Coppell Middle School West
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Denton Creek Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Mockingbird Elementary School
New Tech High @ Coppell
Pinkerton Elementary School
Town Center Elementary School
Valley Ranch Elementary School
Victory Place @ Coppell
Wilson 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.

Coppell 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 23,731 25,901 92 50
Student Progress 1,562 4,200 37 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,219 1,500 81 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,050.5 1,100 96 75

Contact information

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Coppell Independent School District
200 S. Denton Tap Road
Coppell, TX 75019
Phone: (214) 496-6000

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