Pearland Independent School District, Texas
|Pearland Independent School District|
|Brazoria County, Texas|
|Superintendent:||Dr. John P. Kelly|
|Number of schools:||23|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Rusty DeBorde|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Pearland ISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtBrazoria County, Texas. The county seat of Brazoria County is Angleton. The county's population was 313,166 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Brazoria County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 26.8 percent of Brazoria County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Brazoria County had a median income of $68,008 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Brazoria County was 10.9 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the 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 Pearland Independent School District is Dr. John P. Kelly, who was appointed to the position in 2011. Kelly had previously been serving as the superintendent of Boerne Independent School District. He has over 30 years of experience as an administrator and educator. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education and master’s and doctorate degrees in educational administration from Texas A&M University.
The Pearland School Board consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.
|Pearland Board of Trustees|
|Member||Role||Position #||Term Ends|
|Rusty DeBorde||President||Position 2||2017|
|Pam Boegler||Vice President||Position 7||2016|
|Rebecca L. Decker||Secretary||Position 5||2016|
|Charles Gooden Jr.||Member||Position 1||2017|
|Virgil Gant||Member||Position 3||2015|
|Andrew Solomon||Member||Position 4||2015|
|Lance Botkin||Member||Position 6||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Pearland school board are elected at-large to three-year terms. There was an election on May 10, 2014 for two seats; Rusty DeBorde was re-elected to his Position 2 seat, and Charles Gooden Jr. was elected to Position 1. Two seats will be up for election in May 2015 and three seats 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. 
—Pearland Independent School District's website, (2011), 
The table below displays the budget for Pearland Independent School District:
|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 Pearland Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule for new hires accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Pearland ISD
Pearland Independent School District serves 19,205 students, as of 2011-2012 enrollment data. Pearland Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Pearland Independent School District operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Pearland Independent School District Schools|
|Alexander Middle School|
|Barbara Cockrell Elementary School|
|Berry Miller Jr. High School|
|C.J. Harris Elementary School|
|Challenger Elementary School|
|E.A. Lawhon Elementary School|
|Glenda Dawson High School|
|H.C. Carleston Elementary School|
|Leon Sablatura Middle School|
|Magnolia Elementary School|
|Massey Ranch Elementary School|
|Pearland High School|
|Pearland Jr. High East School|
|Pearland Jr. High South School|
|Pearland Jr. High West School|
|Robert Turner High School|
|Rogers Middle School|
|Rustic Oak Elementary School|
|Sam Jamison Middle School|
|Shadycrest Elementary School|
|Silvercrest Elementary School|
|Silverlake 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.
Pearland Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 97 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||1,198||1,500||80||50|
- School board elections portal
- Pearland Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Pearland Independent School District, "Business Office - Finance," accessed December 12, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Brazoria County," accessed April 11, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Brazoria County," accessed February 2, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Your Houston News, "Pearland ISD names Dr. John Kelly superintendent finalist," June 28, 2011
- Pearland Independent School District, "Board of Trustees," accessed June 30, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Pearland Independent School District, "Public Participation," May 6, 2011
- Pearland Independent School District, "Teacher Salary Schedule," accessed July 1, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Pearland Independent School District, "Pearland ISD Schools," accessed July 1, 2014
- Pearland Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed July 1, 2014