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Leander Independent School District, Texas

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Leander Independent School District
Leander, Texas
Leander ISD logo.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Bret A. Champion
Enrollment:32,152 students
Number of schools:39
Budget: $327.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Pamela Waggoner
Board members:7
Term length:3
Leander Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Travis County. It is the 40th-largest school district in Texas, serving 32,152 students in 39 schools with an operating budget of $327.5 million.[1]

About the district

Leander Independent School District is located in Travis County, Texas
Leander Independent School District is located in Travis County, Texas. The county seat of Travis County is Austin. The county's population was 1,024,266 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Travis County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and median income and holds the same poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 44.2% of Travis County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Travis County had a median income of $56,403 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Travis County was 17.4% in 2010, the same rate as the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Travis County (%) Texas (%)
White 81.0 80.6
Black or African American 9.0 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.0
Asian 6.1 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 33.8 38.2


The superintendent of Leander Independent School District is Dr. Bret A. Champion, who was appointed to the position in February 2008. He has his Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, his Master's degree from Texas State University and his doctorate from the University of Texas. Champion is a former Leander ISD teacher, assistant principal and principal, and most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services.[3]

School board

The Leander School Board consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms. While candidates run for specific positions on the ballot, they represent the entire district.[4]

Leander School Board
Member Role Place # Term Ends
Pamela Waggoner President Place 3 2016
Aaron Johnson Vice President Place 6 2014
Grace S. Barber-Jordan Secretary Place 4 2016
Russell Bundy Member Place 5 2016
Don Hisle Member Place 2 2015
Lisa Mallory Member Place 1 2015
Will Streit Member Place 7 2014

School board elections

See also: Leander Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Leander school board are elected at-large to three-year terms. Three seats were up for election in May 2013; Board President Pamela Waggoner, Board Secretary Grace Barber-Jordan and member Russell Bundy were elected to the board. Two seats will be on the ballot on May 10, 2014 and two seats in May 2015.


Leander Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[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 $175,389,318 53.6% $42,977,058 13.1% $38,878,676 11.9% $66,852,732 20.4% $3,408,319 1% $327,506,103
Averages: $175,389,318 54% $42,977,058 13% $38,878,676 12% $66,852,732 20% $3,408,319 1% $327,506,103

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Leander 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:[5]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 42,750 61,935
MA 43,750 62,935
Doctorate 44,750 63,935

Schools in Leander ISD


Leander Independent School District serves 32,152 students. Leander Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[6]

District schools

Leander Independent School District operates 39 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[7]

Leander Schools
School Name
Bagdad Elementary School
Block House Creek Elementary School
Canyon Ridge Middle School
Cedar Park High School
Cedar Park Middle School
Cox Elementary School
Cypress Elementary School
Deer Creek Elementary School
Faubion Elementary School
Four Points Middle School
Giddens Elementary School
Grandview Hills Elementary School
Henry Middle School
Knowles Elementary School
Laura Bush Elementary School
Leander Extended Opportunity Center
Leander High School
Leander Middle School
Mason Elementary School
Naumann Elementary School
New Hope High School
Parkside Elementary School
Plain Elementary School
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Reagan Elementary School
Reed Elementary School
River Place Elementary School
River Ridge Elementary School
Rouse High School
Running Brushy Middle School
Rutledge Elementary School
Steiner Ranch Elementary School
Stiles Middle School
Vandegrift High School
Vista Ridge High School
Westside Elementary School
Whitestone Elementary School
Wiley Middle School
Winkley Elementary School

Contact information

Leander ISD logo.jpeg
Leander School Board
204 W. South Street
Leander, TX 78646
Phone: (512) 570-0000

See also

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