Irving Independent School District, Texas
|Irving Independent School District|
|Superintendent:||Jose L. Parra|
|Number of schools:||33|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Steven Jones|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Irving ISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtIrving, Texas. The city's population was 216,290 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Irving outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and poverty rate but underperforms in terms of median household income. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 33.4% of Irving residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Irving had a median income of $49,303 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Irving was 16.2% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Irving (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||12.3||12.3|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9||1.0|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||3.5||1.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||41.1||38.2|
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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.
The Irving ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms.
|Irving ISD Board of Trustees|
|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
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. 
—Irving Independent School District's website, (2011), 
Irving Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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|
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.
Schools in Irving ISD
Irving Independent School District serves 34,243 students. Irving Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Irving Independent School District operates 33 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Irving Independent School District Schools|
|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|
|Stipes Elementary School|
|Townley Elementary School|
|Townsell Elementary School|
|Travis Middle 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.
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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,025||1,500||68||50|
- School board elections portal
- Irving Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Irving Independent School District, "Budget," accessed December 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Irving (City)," accessed March 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Irving Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed March 4, 2014
- Irving Independent School District, "Board Members," accessed March 4, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Irving Independent School District, "Public Participation," May 10, 2011
- Irving Independent School District, "2013–2014 Pay Guide," accessed March 4, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Irving Independent School District, "Schools," accessed March 4, 2014
- Irving Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014