Magnolia Independent School District, Texas
|Magnolia Independent School District|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Todd Stephens|
|Number of schools:||16|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Deborah Rose Miller|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Magnolia ISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtMontgomery County, Texas. The county seat of Montgomery County is Conroe. The county's population was 455,746 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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.
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.
|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
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. 
—Magnolia Independent School District's website, (2011) 
|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 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.
Schools in Magnolia ISD
Magnolia Independent School District serves 39,901 students. Magnolia Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Magnolia Independent School District operates 16 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Magnolia Independent School District Schools|
|Bear Branch Elementary School|
|Bear Branch Junior High 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|
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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,099||1,500||73||50|
- School board elections portal
- Magnolia Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2014) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Montgomery County," accessed March 10, 2014
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- Texas Secretary of State, "Montgomery County," accessed December 31, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Magnolia Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed March 11, 2014
- Magnolia Independent School District, "MISD School Board," accessed March 11, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Magnolia Independent School District, "Public Participation," May 9, 2011
- Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2013) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2012) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2011) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
- Magnolia Independent School District, "Hiring Schedule 2013-2014 School Year," accessed March 11, 2014 (dead link)
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Magnolia Independent School District, "Schools," accessed March 11, 2014
- Magnolia Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014