Irving Independent School District, Texas

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Irving Independent School District
Irving, Texas
Irving ISD logo.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Jose L. Parra
Enrollment:34,243 students
Number of schools:33
Budget: $372.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Steven Jones
Board members:7
Term length:3
Irving Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves the city of Irving. It is the 34th-largest school district in Texas, serving 34,243 students in 33 schools with an operating budget of $372.6 million during the 2014-2015 school year.[1]

About the district

Irving Independent School District is located in Dallas County, Texas.
Irving Independent School District is located in Dallas County, Texas. The county seat of Dallas County is Dallas. The county's population was 2,368,139 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Dallas County underperforms the rest of Texas in terms of median household income and poverty rate but outperforms in terms of higher education attainment. The 2013 U.S. Census found that 28.6 percent of Dallas County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.7 percent rate for the state of Texas. Dallas County had a median income of $49,481 in 2013 compared to $51,900 for Texas. The poverty rate for Dallas County was 19.1 percent in 2013 compared to a 17.6 percent rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Dallas County (%) Texas (%)
White 68.3 80.3
Black or African American 23.1 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 5.7 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 39.0 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Dallas County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 57.1 41.6 1.3
2008 57.3 42.0 0.7
2004 49.0 50.4 0.6
2000 44.9 52.6 2.5

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.[4][5]


The superintendent of Irving Independent School District is Jose L. Parra, who was appointed to the position in December 2013. He has both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio, his administrative certification from Trinity University and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Columbia University in New York. Prior to his current post, Parra was serving as superintendent of Lockhart Independent School District.[6]

School board

The Irving ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms.[7]

Irving ISD Board of Trustees
Member Position District Term Ends
Steven Jones President District 1 2017
Larry Stipes Vice President District 3 2015
Randy Randle Secretary District 7 2016
Nell Anne Hunt Member District 2 2017
Valerie Jones Member District 4 2015
Lee Mosty Member District 5 2016
Randy Necessary Member District 6 2017

School board elections

See also: Irving Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Irving ISD Board of Trustees are elected by district to three-year terms. In the May 10, 2014 election, incumbents Steven Jones and Randy Necessary were re-elected without opposition, while newcomer Nell Anne Hunt replaced Gail Conder Wells in District 2. 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. [8]

—Irving Independent School District's website, (2011) [9]


The table below displays the budget for Irving 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
2013-2014 $219,017,781 60.1% $46,289,847 12.7% $40,430,477 11.1% $48,316,454 13.3% $10,467,167 2.9% $364,521,726
2014-2015 $223,571,984 60% $55,313,581 14.8% $35,818,016 9.6% $47,801,425 12.8% $10,141,205 2.7% $372,646,211
Averages: $221,294,882.5 60% $50,801,714 14% $38,124,246.5 10% $48,058,939.5 13% $10,304,186 3% $368,583,968.5

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Irving Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. Teachers with a Bachelor's degree and no experience start out earning a salary of $50,000 and can earn up to $60,372. Stipends of $1,000 are given to those with Master's degrees, $1,500 to those teaching in their Master's field and $2,000 to those with a doctorate.[10]

Schools in Irving ISD


Irving Independent School District serves 34,243 students. Irving Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[11]

District schools

Irving Independent School District operates 33 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Irving Independent School District Schools
School Name
Austin Middle School
Barton Elementary School
Bowie Middle School
Brandenburg Elementary School
Britain Elementary School
Brown Elementary School
Cardwell Career Preparatory Center
Crockett Middle School
Davis Elementary School
Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School
Elliott Elementary School
Farine Elementary School
Gilbert Elementary School
Good Elementary School
Houston Middle School
John Haley Elementary School
Thomas Haley Elementary School
Hanes Elementary School
Irving High School
Johnston Elementary School
Keyes Elementary School
Lady Bird Johnson Middle School
Lamar Middle School
Lee Elementary School
Lively Elementary School
MacArthur High School
Nimitz High School
Schulze Elementary School
Singley Academy
Stipes Elementary School
Townley Elementary School
Townsell Elementary School
Travis Middle 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.

Irving Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 90 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:[13]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 45,778 68,691 67 50
Student Progress 1,467 4,800 31 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,025 1,500 68 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,087.4 1,300 84 75

Contact information

Irving ISD logo.jpeg
Irving School Board
2621 W. Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: (972) 600-5000

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