Dickinson Independent School District, Texas
|Dickinson Independent School District|
|Number of schools:||12|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Fritzie Samford|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Dickinson Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtDickinson, Texas, a city located in portions of Galveston County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Dickinson is home to 19,092 residents.
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.
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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.
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.
|Dickinson Board of Trustees|
|Linda L. Butler||7||2016|
School board elections
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.
No presentation shall exceed three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
—Dickinson Independent School District's website, (2014), 
Dickinson 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 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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Median salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Dickinson Independent School District
Dickinson Independent School District operates 12 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|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|
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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,044||1,500||70||55|
- List of school districts in Texas
- Dickinson Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Dickinson Independent School District
- City of Dickinson
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report," accessed April 10, 2014
- Dickinson Independent School District, "Discover Dickinson ISD," accessed April 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Dickinson, Texas," accessed April 7, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed April 7, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Houston Chronicle, "New Dickinson ISD superintendent takes over Sept. 1," August 2, 2011
- Dickinson Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 19, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Dickinson Independent School District, "Public Participation," August 13, 2012
- Dickinson Independent School District, "2013-2014 Budget Summary," accessed November 29, 2013
- Dickinson Independent School District, "Teacher Compensation Chart," accessed April 9, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 7, 2014
- Dickinson Independent School District, "Dickinson ISD Map," accessed April 10, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Dickinson ISD," accessed April 8, 2014