Keller Independent School District, Texas

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Keller Independent School District
Keller, Texas
Keller ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Randy Reid
Enrollment:32,746 students
Number of schools:40
Budget: $249.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jim Stitt
Board members:7
Term length:3
Keller Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Tarrant County. It is the 37th-largest school district in Texas, serving 32,746 students in 40 schools with an operating budget of $249.5 million during the 2014-2015 school year.[1]

About the district

Keller Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas
Keller 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]

Demographics

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% of Tarrant County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% 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% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% 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

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.[3]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Keller Independent School District is Dr. Randy Reid, who was appointed to the position in July 2012. Reid has his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a Master's Degree and Doctorate in Education Administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce. Prior to his current role, Reid served as superintendent of Celina Independent School District.[4]

School board

The Keller ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms.[5]

Keller ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Place # Term Ends
Jim Stitt President Place 1 2016
Craig Allen Vice President Place 4 2017
Cindy Lotton Secretary Place 3 2016
Karina Davis Trustee Place 2 2016
Jo Lynn Haussmann Trustee Place 5 2017
Ruthie Keyes Trustee Place 7 2015
Brad Schofield Trustee Place 6 2015

School board elections

See also: Keller Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Keller ISD Board of Trustees are elected by district to three-year terms. In the May 10, 2014 election, Craig Allen was re-elected to his Position 4 seat, while newcomer Jo Lynn Haussmann filled the vacant Place 5. 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. [6]

—Keller Independent School District's website, (2011), [7]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Keller 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 $166,501,569 72.5% $24,121,864 10.5% $32,783,410 14.3% $0 0% $6,404,713 2.8% $229,811,556
2014-2015 $179,420,719 71.9% $27,281,880 10.9% $28,040,075 11.2% $0 0% $14,777,554 5.9% $249,520,228
Averages: $172,961,144 72% $25,701,872 11% $30,411,742.5 13% $0 0% $10,591,133.5 4% $239,665,892

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Keller 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:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 48,500 63,120
MA 49,500 64,120
Doctorate 50,000 64,620

Schools in Keller ISD

Enrollment

Keller Independent School District serves 32,746 students. Keller Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[9]

District schools

Keller Independent School District operates 40 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Keller Independent School District Schools
School Name
Basswood Elementary School
Bear Creek Intermediate School
Bette Perot Elementary School
Bluebonnet Elementary School
Caprock Elementary School
Central High School
Chisholm Trail Elementary School
Eagle Ridge Elementary School
Early Learning Center
Florence Elementary School
Fossil Hill Middle School
Fossil Ridge High School
Freedom Elementary School
Friendship Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Hidden Lakes Elementary School
Hillwood Middle School
Independence Elementary School
Indian Springs Middle School
Keller-Harvel Elementary School
Keller High School
Keller Learning Center
Keller Middle School
Liberty Elementary School
Lone Star Elementary School
North Riverside Elementary School
Park Glen Elementary School
Parkview Elementary School
Parkwood Hill Intermediate School
Ridgeview Elementary School
Shady Grove Elementary School
South Keller Intermediate School
Timber Creek High School
Timberview Intermediate School
Trinity Meadows Intermediate School
Trinity Springs Middle School
Whitley Road Elementary School
Willis Lane Elementary School
Woodland Springs 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.

Keller Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 100 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:[11]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 67,512 76,524 88 50
Student Progress 1,814 5,000 36 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,228 1,500 82 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,243.7 1,400 89 75

Issues

Anti-bullying campaign

In late 2013 and as a result of bullying being a huge issue nationwide, Keller Independent School District launched “Reaching Out With Character And Kindness” or “ROCK,” an aggressive anti-bullying campaign. The campaign included a reality TV-style video to advocate for victims of bullies. Also as part of the campaign, 33,000 students joined hands at schools across the district. The district believes this is a proactive step to discouraging bullying, discrimination, intimidation, violence and other behaviors that are detrimental to the establishment of a safe learning environment.[12]

Contact information

Keller ISD logo.jpg
Keller School Board
350 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248
Phone: (817) 744-1000

See also

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