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Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Texas

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Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
Tarrant County, Texas
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD logo.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Steve Chapman
Enrollment:21,046 students
Number of schools:29
Budget: $201.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ellen Jones
Board members:7
Term length:3
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Tarrant County. It is the 58th-largest school district in Texas, serving 21,046 students in 29 schools with an operating budget of $201.3 million.[1]

About the district

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas.
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. The county's population was 1,809,034 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Tarrant County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 29.1 percent of Tarrant County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Tarrant County had a median income of $56,859 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Tarrant County was 14.7 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Tarrant County (%) Texas (%)
White 76.2 80.6
Black or African American 15.6 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 5.0 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 27.4 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Tarrant County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1 1.5
2008 43.7 55.4 0.8
2004 37.0 62.4 0.6
2000 36.8 60.7 2.5

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current superintendent of Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is Steve Chapman, who was appointed to the position in 2013. Chapman has his Bachelor's degree from Angelo State University, his Master's degree from Texas Woman's University and his superintendent certification from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to his current post, he was serving as the district's deputy superintendent.[5]

School board

The Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms.[6]

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Board of Trustees
Member Position Place # Term Ends
Ellen Jones President Place 4 2016
Faye Beaulieu Vice President Place 5 2016
Dawn Jordan-Wells Secretary Place 2 2015
Andy Cargile Member Place 6 2017
Julie Cole Trustee Place 1 2016
Mark Cyrier Trustee Place 7 2017
Matt Romero Trustee Place 3 2015

School board elections

See also: Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Board of Trustees are elected by district to three-year terms. Two seats were scheduled to be up for election on May 10, 2014, however the districts canceled this election since both seats were unopposed. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2011:

As long as the requirements of the Open Meetings Act are satisfied and the right of citizens to apply to the Board for redress of their grievances is not abridged, the Board need not provide a public forum for every citizen wishing to express an opinion on a matter. Reasonable restraints on the number, length, and frequency of presentations are permissible. The Board may limit the number of persons it will hear on a particular subject and the frequency with which they may appear, so long as the regulation does not abridge constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of speech and to petition nor unfairly discriminate among views seeking expression. [7]

—Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District's website, (2011), [8]


The table below displays the budget for Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District:[1]

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 $102,321,059 53.9% $23,174,282 12.2% $33,313,523 17.5% $30,213,196 15.9% $891,114 0.5% $189,913,174
2012-2013 $102,456,602 54.7% $22,991,308 12.3% $31,254,983 16.7% $29,884,242 15.9% $854,765 0.5% $187,441,900
2013-2014 $103,702,717 54.2% $23,352,353 12.2% $33,101,212 17.3% $30,187,730 15.8% $829,700 0.4% $191,173,712
2014-2015 $109,254,991 54.3% $24,643,407 12.2% $36,136,421 17.9% $30,491,802 15.1% $848,405 0.4% $201,375,026
Averages: $104,433,842.25 54% $23,540,337.5 12% $33,451,534.75 17% $30,194,242.5 16% $855,996 0% $192,475,953

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 51,220 79,242
MA 53,379 80,842
Doctorate 55,500 84,662

Schools in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD


Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District serves 21,046 students. Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[10]

District schools

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District Schools
School Name
Bedford Heights Elementary School
Bedford Junior High School
Bell Manor Elementary School
Bellaire Elementary School
Central Junior High School
Donna Park Elementary School
Euless Junior High School
Harrison Lane Elementary School
Harwood Junior High School
Hurst Hills Elementary School
Hurst Junior High School
KEYS High School
Lakewood Elementary School
LD Bell High School
Meadow Creek Elementary School
Midway Park Elementary School
North Euless Elementary School
Oakwood Terrace Elementary School
River Trails Elementary School
Shady Brook Elementary School
Shady Oaks Elementary School
South Euless Elementary School
Spring Garden Elementary School
Stonegate Elementary School
Technical Education Center
Trinity High School
Viridian Elementary School
West Hurst Elementary School
Wilshire 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.

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 98 percent 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:[12]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 40,214 46,028 87 50
Student Progress 1,875 5,400 35 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,249 1,500 83 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,468.1 1,600 92 75

Contact information

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Hurst-Euless-Bedford School Board
1849 Central Drive
Bedford, TX 76022
Phone: (817) 283-4461

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