Galena Park Independent School District, Texas
|Galena Park Independent School District|
|Graduation rate:||88.3 percent|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Jeff Miller|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Galena Park Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtHouston, the county seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Houston is home to 2,160,821 residents. Galena Park Independent School District is the 56th-largest school district in Texas, serving 21,680 students during the 2010-2011 school year.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
|Galena Park Board of Trustees|
|Wanda Heath Johnson||2015|
|Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr.||2017|
School board elections
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:
|“||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.
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:
Individuals speaking during audience participation may not use the name of or address the character of any student or staff or Board member.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
The table below display the budget for Galena Park Independent School District:
|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 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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Median salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Galena Park Independent School District
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.
Galena Park Independent School District operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|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|
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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,161||1,500||77||55|
- List of school districts in Texas
- Galena Park Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Galena Park Independent School District
- Harris County, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report: Galena Park ISD," accessed February 27, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Houston, Texas," accessed February 27, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 27, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Galena Park Independent School District, "Superintendent's Corner," accessed February 27, 2014
- Galena Park Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 21, 2011
- Galena Park 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.
- Galena Park Independent School District, "GPISD Financial Services Budget Reports," accessed December 15, 2014
- Galena Park Independent School District, "Teacher Schedule 2013-2014 School Year," accessed February 27, 2014
- Galena Park Independent School District, "District Map," accessed February 27, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Galena Park ISD," accessed February 27, 2014