Galena Park Independent School District, Texas

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Galena Park Independent School District
Houston, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Angi Williams
Enrollment:22,012[1]
Graduation rate:88.3 percent[1]
Number of schools:24
Budget: $204.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jeff Miller
Board members:7
Term length:3
Galena Park Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 22,012 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

About the district

Galena Park Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas
Galena Park Independent School District is located in Houston, the county seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Houston is home to 2,160,821 residents.[2] Galena Park Independent School District is the 56th-largest school district in Texas, serving 21,680 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[3]

Demographics

Houston outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.7 percent of Houston 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 Houston was $44,648 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Houston was 22.2 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Houston (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Asian 6.0 3.8
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 49.3 49.3
2008 50.4 48.8
2004 44.5 54.7
2000 42.9 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]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Galena Park Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Angi Williams. She has served in the position since her appointment in 2011. Williams has worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator with the district since 1985.[6]

School board

The Galena Park 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]

Galena Park Board of Trustees
Member Term Ends
Wanda Heath Johnson 2015
Joe Stephens 2015
Ramon Garza 2016
Jeff Miller 2016
Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr. 2017
Dawn Fisher 2017
June Harris 2017

School board elections

See also: Galena Park Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on May 10, 2014. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and two 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:[8]

Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose.

Individuals may be permitted to speak on issues of general interest; individuals with personal concerns shall be required to address their concerns through appropriate complaint procedures. 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 Board President or designee.

PUBLIC COMMENT
Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall present a completed Citizen Participation Request Form to the Board President or designee before the meeting begins and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak. [See BED (EXHIBIT)]

The public participation portion of the meeting is designed to offer all members of the public an opportunity to share insights, concerns and commendations with the Board. In order to maximize those opportunities, and to assure that no single individual or issue will dominate the public participation portion of the meeting:

  • No presentation shall exceed three minutes. The Board Vice-President shall serve as timekeeper.
  • Delegations of more than three persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
  • The Board President or designee reserves the right to deny an individual’s request to speak before the Board if the President or designee determines that an individual is requesting to speak to the Board on a topic that the individual has exhausted during previous Board meetings.

Individuals speaking during audience participation may not use the name of or address the character of any student or staff or Board member.

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 administratively 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.[9]

Budget

Galena Park 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
2011-2012 $118,901,580 59.6% $2,218,290 1.1% $55,873,697 28% $21,297,836 10.7% $1,178,003 0.6% $199,469,406
2012-2013 $124,123,503 60.7% $2,180,493 1.1% $55,623,601 27.2% $20,998,600 10.3% $1,636,595 0.8% $204,562,792
Averages: $121,512,541.5 60% $2,199,391.5 1% $55,748,649 28% $21,148,218 10% $1,407,299 1% $202,016,099

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Galena Park 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. 45,500 58,675 71,825
MA 47,500 60,675 73,825
Ph.D. 49,500 62,675 75,825

Schools in Galena Park Independent School District

Enrollment

The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 21,680 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 22,012 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

District schools

Galena Park Independent School District operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Galena Park Independent School District
Cimarron Elementary School
Cloverleaf Elementary School
Cobb Sixth Grade Campus
Cunningham Middle School
Galena Park Elementary School
Galena Park High School
Galena Park Middle School
Green Valley Elementary School
Havard Elementary School
Jacinto City Elementary School
MacArthur Elementary School
Normandy Crossing Elementary School
North Shore Elementary School
North Shore Middle School
North Shore Senior High School
NSSH Ninth Grade Center
Purple Sage Elementary School
Pyburn Elementary School
Sam Houston Elementary School
Tice Elementary School
Williamson Elementary School
Woodland Acres Elementary School
Woodland Acres Middle School
Zotz High 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.

Galena Park Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 95% 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:[13]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 36,914 47,981 77 50
Student Progress 1,455 4,200 35 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,161 1,500 77 55
Postsecondary Readiness 933.8 1,100 85 75

Contact information

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Galena Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd.
Houston, TX 77015
Phone: (832) 386-1000

See also

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