Read the State Legislative Tracker. New edition available now!

Crowley Independent School District, Texas

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Crowley Independent School District
Crowley, Texas
Crowley ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dan Powell
Enrollment:15,000[1]
Graduation rate:90.2%[1]
Number of schools:23
Budget: $139.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:June W. Davis
Board members:7
Term length:3
Crowley Independent School District is a school district in Texas. Eight district schools earned academic distinction titles from the Texas Education Agency in 2013.[2] The district's graduation rate increased from 85.7% in 2011 to 90.2% in 2012.[1] Crowley Independent School District is the 74th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Crowley Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas
Crowley Independent School District is based in Crowley, a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Crowley is home to 13,580 residents.[3]

Demographics

Crowley underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.8 percent of Crowley 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 Crowley was $65,419 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Crowley was 7.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Crowley (%) Texas (%)
White 76.5 70.4
Black or African American 13.3 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.7
Asian 1.5 3.8
Two or More Races 3.1 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 15.2 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1
2008 43.7 55.4
2004 37.0 62.3
2000 36.7 60.7

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]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Crowley Independent School District is Dan Powell as of April 9, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2010. Powell served as the superintendent of Fort Worth Independent School District from 1986 to 1997 and Everman Independent School District from 1997 to 2004. Powell was a professor at Texas Christian University from 2004 to 2010.[6]

School board

The Crowley 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]

Crowley Board of Trustees
Member Place Term Ends
Heather Bright 1 2014
Thedrick Franklin 2 2014
P.K. Chowdhury 3 2014
June W. Davis 4 2015
Ryan Ray 5 2016
Sybil Lane 6 2016
Sherri Whiting 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Crowley Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats are up for election on May 10, 2014. This election includes an unexpired one-year term for Place 3. 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.

PUBLIC COMMENT
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.

BOARD’S RESPONSE
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.

COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
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

DISRUPTION
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.

[8]

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

Budget

Crowley Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[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 $75,873,465 54.5% $2,520,362 1.8% $37,857,154 27.2% $22,956,922 16.5% $20,000 0% $139,227,903
Averages: $75,873,465 54% $2,520,362 2% $37,857,154 27% $22,956,922 16% $20,000 0% $139,227,903

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Crowley 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. 48,727 52,188 60,009
MA 50,319 53,779 61,600

Schools in Crowley Independent School District

Enrollment

The district's K-12 enrollment decreased slightly from 15,240 students during the 2011-2012 school year to 15,000 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1][12]

District schools

Crowley Independent School District operates 23 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Crowley Independent School District
Bess Race Elementary School
Bill R. Johnson CTE Center
Crowley 9th Grade Campus
Crowley High School
Crowley Learning Center
Crowley Middle School
Dallas Park Elementary School
David L. Walker Intermediate School
Deer Creek Elementary School
H.F. Stevens Middle School
J.A. Hargrave Elementary School
Jackie Carden Elementary School
Mary Harris Intermediate School
Meadowcreek Elementary School
North Crowley 9th Grade Campus
North Crowley High School
Oakmont Elementary School
Parkway Elementary School
S.H. Crowley Intermediate School
Sidney H. Poynter Elementary School
Sue Crouch Intermediate School
Summer Creek Middle School
Sycamore 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.

Crowley Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 89% 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 22,730 89,280 69 50
Student Progress 1,429 4,600 31 21
Closing Performance Gaps 948 1,500 63 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,053.5 1,200 88 75

Contact information

Crowley ISD logo.jpg
Crowley Independent School District
512 Peach Street
Crowley, TX 76036
Phone: (817) 297-5800

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References