Magnolia Independent School District, Texas

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Magnolia Independent School District
Magnolia, Texas
Magnolia ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Todd Stephens
Enrollment:39,901 students
Number of schools:16
Budget: $108 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Deborah Rose Miller
Board members:7
Term length:3
Magnolia Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Montgomery County. It is the 89th-largest school district in Texas, serving 11,895 students in 16 schools with an operating budget of $108 million.[1]

About the district

Magnolia Independent School District is located in Montgomery County, Texas.
Magnolia Independent School District is located in Montgomery County, Texas. The county seat of Montgomery County is Conroe. The county's population was 455,746 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Montgomery County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.1 percent of Montgomery County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Montgomery County was $66,422 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Montgomery County was 12.3 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Montgomery County (%) Texas (%)
White 89.9 80.3
Black or African American 4.7 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.0
Asian 2.6 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 21.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Montgomery County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 32,920 137,969 2,224
2008 36,703 119,884 1,260
2004 28,628 104,654 706
2000 23,286 80,600 2,327

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.[5][6]


The superintendent of Magnolia Independent School District is Dr. Todd Stephens. Prior to this role, Stephens was serving as assistant superintendent. Stephens has his Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University, his Master's degree from Tarleton State University and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M University. He and his wife, Becky, have two children.[7]

School board

The Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees 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.[8]

Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Position # Term Ends
Deborah Rose Miller President Position 2 2016
Steve Crews Vice President Position 1 2016
Billy Thompson Secretary Position 6 2015
Chuck Adcox Assistant Secretary Position 7 2015
Kristi Baker Trustee Position 4 2017
Gary Blizzard Trustee Position 3 2016
Joe Duncan Trustee Position 5 2017

School board elections

See also: Magnolia Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large to three-year terms. Two seats were up for election on May 10, 2014; Kristi Baker was re-elected to her Position 4 seat while newcomer Joe Duncan was elected in an unopposed race to Position 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. [9]

—Magnolia Independent School District's website, (2011) [10]


The table below displays the budget for Magnolia Independent School District:[1][11][12][13]

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
2010-2011 $67,448,007 64.3% $13,203,691 12.6% $10,361,948 9.9% $8,087,034 7.7% $5,835,804 5.6% $104,936,484
2011-2012 $65,899,939 65.7% $13,177,153 13.1% $10,636,954 10.6% $7,850,966 7.8% $2,771,649 2.8% $100,336,661
2012-2013 $56,630,420 54.3% $16,005,170 15.3% $13,237,895 12.7% $14,875,988 14.3% $3,563,303 3.4% $104,312,776
2013-2014 $60,188,163 55.7% $15,572,802 14.4% $13,753,811 12.7% $14,571,964 13.5% $3,936,871 3.6% $108,023,611
Averages: $62,541,632.25 60% $14,489,704 14% $11,997,652 11% $11,346,488 11% $4,026,906.75 4% $104,402,383

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Magnolia 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 $45,000 and can earn up to $59,411 after 25 years of experience. Stipends of $500 are given to those with master's degrees and $1,000 to those with a doctorate.[14]

Schools in Magnolia ISD


Magnolia Independent School District serves 39,901 students. Magnolia Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[15]

District schools

Magnolia Independent School District operates 16 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[16]

Magnolia Independent School District Schools
School Name
ALPHA Academy
Bear Branch Elementary School
Bear Branch Junior High School
DAEP School
Ellisor Elementary School
Lyons Elementary School
Magnolia Elementary School
Magnolia Junior High School
Magnolia Sixth Grade Campus
Magnolia High School
Magnolia Parkway Elementary School
Magnolia West High School
Nichols Sawmill Elementary School
Smith Elementary School
Williams 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.

Magnolia Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 93 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:[17]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 21,445 26,864 80 50
Student Progress 1,070 3,400 31 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,099 1,500 73 50
Postsecondary Readiness 733.7 900 82 75

Contact information

Magnolia ISD logo.jpg
Magnolia School Board
31141 Nichols Sawmill Road
Magnolia, TX 77355
Phone: (281) 356-3571

See also

External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2014) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
  2. U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Montgomery County," accessed March 10, 2014
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Census
  4. Texas Secretary of State, "Montgomery County," accessed December 31, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  7. Magnolia Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed March 11, 2014
  8. Magnolia Independent School District, "MISD School Board," accessed March 11, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Magnolia Independent School District, "Public Participation," May 9, 2011
  11. Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2013) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
  12. Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2012) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
  13. Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2011) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
  14. Magnolia Independent School District, "Hiring Schedule 2013-2014 School Year," accessed March 11, 2014 (dead link)
  15. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
  16. Magnolia Independent School District, "Schools," accessed March 11, 2014
  17. Magnolia Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014