Mission Consolidated Independent School District, Texas
|Mission Consolidated Independent School District|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Oscar Martinez|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Mission CISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtHidalgo County, Texas. The county seat of Hidalgo County is Edinburg. The county's population was 774,769 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Hidalgo County underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15.6% of Hidalgo County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Hidalgo County had a median income of $33,218 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Hidalgo County was 35.0% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Hidalgo County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||0.8||12.3|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5||1.0|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0||0.1|
|Two or More Races||0.4||1.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||90.9||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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Mission Consolidated Independent School District is Ricardo López, who was appointed to the position in July 2013. He has more than 15 years of experience in education, including having served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, junior high school principal and high school principal. Most recently he served as an area associate superintendent of Ysleta Independent School District.
The Mission CISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members, who are elected by district and serve overlapping four-year terms. They serve without compensation.
|Mission CISD Board of Trustees|
|Member||Position||Place #||Term Ends|
|Dr. Sonia M. Treviño||President||Place 2||2016|
|Patricia O'Caña-Olivarez||Vice President||Place 4||2016|
|J.C. Avila||Secretary||Place 5||2016|
|Patty Bazaldua||Trustee||Place 3||2016|
|Petra B. Ramirez||Trustee||Place 6||2018|
|Herminia R. (Minnie) Rodgers||Trustee||Place 7||2018|
|Roy Vela||Trustee||Place 1||2018|
School board elections
Members of the Mission CISD Board of Trustees are elected by district and serve four-year terms. Three seats were on the ballot on May 10, 2014; newcomers Roy Vela, Petra B. Ramirez and Herminia Rodgers were elected to Places 1, 6 and 7, respectively. Four seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.
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.
—Mission Consolidated Independent School District's website, (2011)
Mission Consolidated Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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 Mission Consolidated 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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|MA (If in content area)||47,000||57,422|
Schools in Mission CISD
Mission Consolidated Independent School District serves 15,820 students. Mission Consolidated Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Mission Consolidated Independent School District operates 24 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Mission Consolidated Independent School District Schools|
|Alton Elementary School|
|Alton Memorial Junior High School|
|Bryan Elementary School|
|Cantu Elementary School|
|Cavazos Elementary School|
|Escobar/Rios Elementary School|
|Kenneth White Junior High School|
|Leal Elementary School|
|Marcell Elementary School|
|Midkiff Elementary School|
|Mims Elementary School|
|Mission Collegiate High School|
|Mission High School|
|Mission Junior High School|
|O'Grady Elementary School|
|Pearson Elementary School|
|Rafael Cantu Junior High School|
|Roosevelt Alternative School|
|Salinas Elementary School|
|Veterans Memorial High School|
|Waltz 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.
Mission Consolidated Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 75 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||1,106||1,500||74||50|
- School board elections portal
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "Financial Transparency," accessed December 12, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hidalgo County," accessed March 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "Mission CISD Announces Finalist for Superintendent Position," accessed March 11, 2014
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "School Board," accessed March 11, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "Public Participation," April 27, 2011
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "Teacher Salary Schedule 2013-2014," accessed March 11, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "Schools," accessed March 11, 2014
- Mission Consolidated Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014