Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, Texas

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Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent
School District
Los Fresnos, Texas
LosFresnosCISD-logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Gonzalo Salazar
Enrollment:10,310 students
Graduation rate:60.9%
Number of schools:14
Budget: $99.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Sandra Garcia
Board members:7
Term length:3
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is the 102nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,310 students in 14 schools. The district is based in Los Fresnos, Texas on the United States-Mexico border.[1]

About the district

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is located in Cameron, TX
Los Fresnos CISD is located in Los Fresnos, Texas, which is also a seat of Cameron County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Los Fresnos is home to 5,542 residents.[2]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Los Fresnos underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 60.9% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $37,333 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Los Fresnos had a poverty rate of 29.3%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Los Fresnos city (%) Texas (%)
Hispanic 88.2 37.6
White 86.3 70.4
Black or African American 0.4 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.7
Asian 0.1 3.8
Two or More Races 1.6 2.7

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 current superintendent of Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is Gonzalo Salazar, who assumed his position in June 2006. Prior to becoming superintendent, Salazar worked as an administrator within the Los Fresnos CISD. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Texas at Brownsville. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 with a major in Spanish and minor in Bilingual Education, and a Master of Education degree in 1999 with a concentration in Educational Administration. Salazar is married to Sandra, and the couple have three children who attend Los Fresnos CISD schools.[4]

School board

Los Fresnos CISD is overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to three year terms. They serve without compensation.[5]

Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Term Ends
Sandra Garcia President 2015
Darlene Pederson Vice President 2015
Ruben R. Trevino Secretary 2016
Jesus Amaya Assistant Secretary 2014
Martin Castillo Member 2016
Rey Farias Member 2014
Leonel Garza Member 2015

School board elections

See also: Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District elections (2013)

Two seats were up for election on the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District board on November 5, 2013. Both incumbents were re-elected to Position 1 and 2. Another two seats will up be in November 2014 and three in 2015.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District:[6][7]

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 $68,836,293 66% $8,956,826 8.6% $9,728,059 9.3% $4,917,207 4.7% $11,794,252 11.3% $104,232,537
2014-2015 $71,686,574 72% $7,198,737 7.2% $2,718,787 2.7% $4,783,417 4.8% $13,233,682 13.3% $99,621,197
Averages: $70,261,433.5 69% $8,077,781.5 8% $6,223,423 6% $4,850,312 5% $12,513,967 12% $101,926,867

Teacher salaries

2013-2014 Professional Hiring Salary Schedule[8]
Experience Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Master's Degree in Teaching Field Doctorate's Degree Doctorate's Degree in Teaching Field
0 41,000 43,000 46,000 49,000 51,000
1 41,500 43,500 46,500 49,500 51,500
2 41,600 43,600 46,600 49,600 51,600
3 41,700 43,700 46,700 49,700 51,700
4 41,800 43,800 46,800 49,800 51,800
5 42,000 44,000 47,000 50,000 52,000
6 42,200 44,200 47,200 50,200 52,200
7 42,500 44,500 47,500 50,500 52,500
8 42,800 44,800 47,800 50,800 52,800
9 43,000 45,000 48,000 51,000 53,000
10 43,400 45,400 48,400 51,400 53,400
11 43,800 45,800 48,800 51,800 53,800
12 44,800 46,800 49,800 52,800 54,800
13 45,300 47,300 50,300 53,300 55,300
14 45,800 47,800 50,800 53,800 55,800
15 46,300 48,300 51,300 54,300 56,300
16 47,300 49,300 52,300 55,300 57,300
17 48,500 50,500 53,500 56,500 58,500
18 49,700 51,700 54,700 57,700 59,700
19 50,700 52,700 55,700 58,700 60,700
20 51,800 53,800 56,800 59,800 61,800
20+ 52,800 54,800 57,800 60,800 62,800

Schools in Los Fresnos CISD

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District operates 14 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[9]

Los Fresnos CISD schools
Name
Los Fresnos United
Liberty Memorial Middle School
Los Cuates Middle School
Resaca Middle School
Las Yescas Elementary School
Laureles Elementary School
Lopez-Riggins Elementary School
Los Fresnos Elementary School
Olmito Elementary School
Palmer-Laakso Elementary School
Rancho Verde Elementary School
Dora Romero Elementary School
Villareal Elementary School

Contact information

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Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
600 N. Mesquite Street
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone: (956) 254-5000

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