Denton Independent School District, Texas
|Denton Independent School District|
|Graduation rate:||93.1 percent|
|Number of schools:||32|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Charles Stafford|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Denton Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtDenton, the county seat of Denton County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Denton is home to 121,123 residents.
Denton outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 37.1 percent of Denton 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 Denton was $47,598 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Denton was 19.5 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
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.
The superintendent of Denton Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Jamie Wilson. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2012. Wilson previously served as the district's assistant superintendent of secondary academic programs from 2005 to 2012.
The Denton 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.
|Denton Board of Trustees|
|Member||Place||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Glenna G. Harris||3||2007||2016|
School board elections
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.
No presentation shall exceed three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board; the delegation’s appointee may, with Board approval, speak for up to five minutes.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
Denton Independent School District publishes annual budgets on its website.
|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|
Teacher salaries at Denton 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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Median salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Denton Independent School District
The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 23,994 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 25,714 students during the 2012-2013 school year.
Denton Independent School District operates 32 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Denton Independent School District|
|Billy Ryan High School|
|Blanton Elementary School|
|Borman Elementary School|
|Calhoun Middle School|
|Cross Oaks Elementary School|
|Crownover Middle School|
|Denton High School|
|E.P. Rayzor Elementary School|
|Ever Parks Elementary School|
|Fred Moore High School|
|Ginnings Elementary School|
|Harpool Middle School|
|Hawk Elementary School|
|Hodge Elementary School|
|Houston Elementary School|
|John H. Guyer High School|
|L.A. Nelson Elementary School|
|Lee Elementary School|
|McMath Middle School|
|McNair Elementary School|
|Myers Middle School|
|N. Rayzor Elementary School|
|Navo Middle School|
|Olive Stephens Elementary School|
|Paloma Creek Elementary School|
|Pecan Creek Elementary School|
|Providence Elementary School|
|Rivera Elementary School|
|Savannah Elementary School|
|Strickland Middle School|
|Wilson Elementary School|
|W.S. Ryan Elementary School|
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.
Denton 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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,107||1,500||74||55|
- List of school districts in Texas
- Denton Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Denton Independent School District
- City of Denton, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report: Denton ISD," accessed February 25, 2014
- Denton Independent School District, "About Our District," accessed February 25, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Denton, Texas," accessed February 25, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 25, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Denton Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed February 25, 2014
- Denton Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 19, 2011
- Denton Independent School District, "Public Participation," July 22, 2004
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Denton Independent School District, "2013-2014 Expenditure Budget," accessed December 4, 2013
- Denton Independent School District, "2013-2014 Hiring Schedule," accessed February 25, 2014
- Denton Independent School District, "School Listings," accessed February 25, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Denton ISD," accessed February 25, 2014