Mansfield Independent School District, Texas

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Mansfield Independent School District
Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Jim Vaszauskas
Enrollment:32,251 students
Number of schools:42
Budget: $290.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Beth Light
Board members:7
Term length:3
Mansfield Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves the cities of Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington and Burleson. It is the 39th-largest school district in Texas, serving 32,251 students in 42 schools with an operating budget of $290.9 million.[1]

About the district

Mansfield Independent School District is located in Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield Independent School District is located in Mansfield and also serves the cities of Grand Prairie, Arlington and Burleson. Mansfield's population was 56,368 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Mansfield outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 39.9% of Mansfield residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Mansfield had a median income of $92,208 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Mansfield was 7.3% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Mansfield (%) Texas (%)
White 73.5 80.6
Black or African American 14.2 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 3.7 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 15.4 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 Mansfield Independent School District is Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, who was appointed to the position in July 2013. Vaszauskas earned his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University, his Master's degree from Texas Wesleyan University, and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has served as a classroom teacher for 20 years and also held positions as a coach, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent.[4]

School board

The Mansfield 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.[5]

Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Place # Term Ends
Beth Light President Place 2 2015
Dr. Michael Evans Vice President Place 3 2016
Terry Moore Secretary Place 1 2015
Danny Baas Trustee Place 6 2017
Raul Gonzalez Trustee Place 4 2016
Courtney Lackey Wilson Trustee Place 7 2017
Karen Marcucci Trustee Place 5 2016

School board elections

See also: Mansfield Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large to three-year terms. Two seats were up for election on May 10, 2014; incumbents Danny Baas and Courtney Lackey Wilson were re-elected to their Places 6 and 7 seats, respectively. 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]

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

Budget

Mansfield 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
2011-2012 $163,507,387 56.2% $37,707,080 13% $36,871,598 12.7% $51,661,095 17.8% $1,238,085 0.4% $290,985,245
Averages: $163,507,387 56% $37,707,080 13% $36,871,598 13% $51,661,095 18% $1,238,085 0% $290,985,245

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Mansfield 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. 50,000 65,287
MA 51,006 66,336
Doctorate 52,057 67,389

Schools in Mansfield ISD

Enrollment

Mansfield Independent School District serves 32,251 students. Mansfield Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[9]

District schools

Mansfield Independent School District operates 42 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Mansfield Independent School District Schools
School Name
Alternative Education Center
Charlotte Anderson Elementary School
Ben Barber Career Tech Academy
J.L. Boren Elementary School
Janet Brockett Elementary School
Willie Brown Elementary School
Louise Cabaniss Elementary School
James Coble Middle School
Anna May Daulton Elementary School
Kenneth Davis Elementary School
Frontier High School
Imogene Gideon Elementary School
Glenn Harmon Elementary School
Carol Holt Elementary School
T.A. Howard Middle School
Della Icenhower Intermediate School
Linda Jobe Middle School
Danny Jones Middle School
Thelma Jones Elementary School
Lake Ridge High School
Legacy High School
Mary Lillard Intermediate School
Asa Low Intermediate School
Mansfield High School
D.P. Morris Elementary School
Erma Nash Elementary School
Nancy Neal Elementary School
Mary Orr Intermediate School
Annette Perry Elementary School
Alice Ponder Elementary School
Martha Reid Elementary School
Donna Shepard Intermediate School
Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
Elizabeth Smith Elementary School
Cora Spencer Elementary School
Summit High School
Tarver-Rendon Elementary School
Cross Timbers Intermediate School
Timberview High School
Roberta Tipps Elementary School
Brooks Wester Middle School
Rogene Worley Middle 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.

Mansfield Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 98 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 61,890 74,348 83 50
Student Progress 1,636 4,800 34 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,173 1,500 78 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,198.2 1,400 86 75

Contact information

Mansfield ISD logo.jpg
Mansfield School Board
605 East Broad Street
Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone: (817) 299-6300

See also

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