Duncanville Independent School District, Texas
|Duncanville Independent School District|
|Number of schools:||18|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Marshal Wesley|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Duncanville Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtDuncanville, a city in Dallas County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Duncanville is home to 39,501 residents.
Duncanville outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.1 percent of Duncanville 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 Duncanville was $56,040 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Duncanville was 12.2 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 rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
The superintendent of Duncanville Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Alfred Ray. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2007. Ray previously served as the assistant superintendent of Fort Bend Independent School District in Texas.
The Duncanville 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.
|Duncanville Board of Trustees|
|Member||Place||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
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 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 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 five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
|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 Duncanville 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 Duncanville Independent School District
Duncanville Independent School District operates 18 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Duncanville Independent School District|
|Acton Elementary School|
|Alexander Elementary School|
|Bilhartz Elementary School|
|Brandenburg Intermediate School|
|Byrd Middle School|
|Central Elementary School|
|Daniel Intermediate School|
|Duncanville High School|
|Fairmeadows Elementary School|
|Hardin Intermediate School|
|Hastings Elementary School|
|Hyman Elementary School|
|Kennemer Middle School|
|Mary E. Smithey PACE High School|
|Merrifield Elementary School|
|Reed Middle School|
|Smith Elementary School|
|Summit Learning Center|
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.
Duncanville Independent School District received a Improvement Required designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 89% of indicators set forth by state education officials and three out of 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||810||1,200||68||55|
- List of school districts in Texas
- Duncanville Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Duncanville Independent School District
- City of Duncanville, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report," accessed February 20, 2014
- Duncanville Independent School District, "District Profile," accessed February 20, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Duncanville, Texas," accessed February 20, 2014
- Dallas County Elections, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 20, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- Duncanville Independent School District, "Superintendent's Office," accessed February 20, 2014
- Coppell Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 11, 2011
- Duncanville Independent School District, "Public Participation," July 22, 2006
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Duncanville Independent School District, "Duncanville Independent School District FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 2, 2013
- Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2013) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2014) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
- Duncanville Independent School District, "New Hire Salary Schedule 2013-2014," accessed February 20, 2014
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- Duncanville Independent School District, "Contact Us," accessed February 20, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Duncanville ISD," accessed February 20, 2014