Dickinson Independent School District, Texas

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Dickinson Independent School District
Dickinson, Texas
Dickinson ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Vicki Mims
Graduation rate:86.8%[1]
Number of schools:12
Budget: $70.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Fritzie Samford
Board members:7
Term length:3
Dickinson Independent School District is a school district in Texas. Residents of Dickinson approved $230 million in bonds between 1999 and 2007 to expand district facilities.[2] The district's graduation rate increased from 81.1% in 2011 to 86.8% in 2012.[1] Dickinson Independent School District is the 108th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Dickinson Independent School District is located in Galveston County, Texas
Dickinson Independent School District is located in Dickinson, Texas, a city located in portions of Galveston County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Dickinson is home to 19,092 residents.[3]


Dickinson underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.2 percent of Dickinson 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 Dickinson was $62,015 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Dickinson was 14.2 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Dickinson (%) Texas (%)
White 70.5 70.4
Black or African American 11.5 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.7
Asian 1.9 3.8
Two or More Races 3.0 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 32.7 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 35.8 62.7
2008 39.8 59.2
2004 41.4 57.8
2000 43.0 54.2

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.[5]


The superintendent of Dickinson Independent School District is Vicki Mims as of April 9, 2014. She has worked as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent since 1979.[6]

School board

The Dickinson Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific geographical district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.[7]

Dickinson Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Mike Mackey 1 2014
Rosella Scott 2 2014
Fritzie Samford 3 2015
Jeff Pittman 4 2015
Patty Halter 5 2016
J.T. Floyd 6 2016
Linda L. Butler 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Dickinson 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 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 2012:

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 three 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 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.


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


Dickinson Independent School District publishes annual budgets 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
2012-2013 $52,653,092 79.9% $3,521,921 5.3% $3,939,800 6% $0 0% $5,779,228 8.8% $65,885,042
2013-2014 $56,493,284 80% $3,665,773 5.2% $4,269,895 6% $0 0% $6,230,489 8.8% $70,659,441
Averages: $54,573,188 80% $3,593,847 5% $4,104,847.5 6% $0 0% $6,004,858.5 9% $68,272,241.5

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Dickinson 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. 45,100 53,115 63,490
MA 46,100 54,115 64,490
Ph.D. 47,100 55,115 65,490

Schools in Dickinson Independent School District


The district's K-12 enrollment increased from 9,118 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 9,728 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1][12]

District schools

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

Dickinson Independent School District
Bay Colony Elementary School
Calder Road Elementary School
Dickinson Alternative Learning Center
Dickinson Continuation Center
Dickinson High School
Dunbar Middle School
Hughes Road Elementary School
John and Shamarion Barber Middle School
Kenneth E. Little Elementary School
McAdams Junior High School
San Leon Elementary School
Silbernagel 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.

Dickinson Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 93% 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 15,366 20,239 76 50
Student Progress 1,248 3,600 35 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,044 1,500 70 55
Postsecondary Readiness 718.4 900 80 75

Contact information

Dickinson ISD logo.jpg
Dickinson Independent School District
2218 FM 517 East
Dickinson, TX 77539
Phone: (281) 229-6000

See also

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