Mission Consolidated Independent School District, Texas

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Mission Consolidated Independent School District
Mission, Texas
Mission CISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Ricardo López
Enrollment:15,820 students
Number of schools:24
Budget: $175.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Oscar Martinez
Board members:7
Term length:4
Mission Consolidated Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Hidalgo County. It is the 69th-largest school district in Texas, serving 15,820 students in 24 schools with an operating budget of $175.5 million.[1]

About the district

Mission Consolidated Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas
Mission Consolidated Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas. The county seat of Hidalgo County is Edinburg. The county's population was 774,769 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Hidalgo County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.2 80.6
Black or African American 0.8 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 1.1 4.2
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 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.[3][4]


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.[5]

School board

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.[6]

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

See also: Mission Consolidated Independent School District elections (2014)

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.[7]

—Mission Consolidated Independent School District's website, (2011)[8]


Mission Consolidated 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
2012-2013 $81,619,190 53.8% $4,528,436 3% $52,230,409 34.5% $12,635,688 8.3% $581,746 0.4% $151,595,469
2013-2014 $88,195,537 49% $6,223,795 3.5% $72,612,226 40.4% $12,584,518 7% $265,086 0.1% $179,881,162
2014-2015 $93,012,853 53% $5,775,210 3.3% $63,767,217 36.3% $12,598,693 7.2% $302,134 0.2% $175,456,107
Averages: $87,609,193.33 52% $5,509,147 3% $62,869,950.67 37% $12,606,299.67 7% $382,988.67 0% $168,977,579.33

Teacher salaries

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:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 44,000 54,422
MA 45,250 55,672
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.[10]

District schools

Mission Consolidated Independent School District operates 24 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Mission Consolidated Independent School District Schools
School Name
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
Newcomers Academy
O'Grady Elementary School
Options Academy
Pearson Elementary School
Rafael Cantu Junior High School
Roosevelt Alternative School
Salinas Elementary School
Veterans Memorial High School
Waltz 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.

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:[12]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 21,743 31,492 69 50
Student Progress 740 2,200 34 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,106 1,500 74 50
Postsecondary Readiness 515.6 600 86 75

Contact information

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Mission School Board
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 323-5500

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