Pflugerville Independent School District, Texas

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Pflugerville Independent School District
Pflugerville, Texas
Pflugerville ISD logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Alex Elias Torrez
Enrollment:22,763 students
Number of schools:30
Budget: $181 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Elva Gladney
Board members:7
Term length:3
Pflugerville Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Travis County. It is the 53rd-largest school district in Texas, serving 22,763 students in 30 schools with an operating budget of $181 million.[1]

About the district

Pflugerville Independent School District is located in Travis County, Texas
Pflugerville Independent School District is located in Travis County, Texas. The county seat of Travis County is Austin. The county's population was 1,024,266 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Travis County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and median income and holds the same poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 44.2% of Travis County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Travis County had a median income of $56,403 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Travis County was 17.4% in 2010, the same rate as the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Travis County (%) Texas (%)
White 81.0 80.6
Black or African American 9.0 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.0
Asian 6.1 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 33.8 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.[3]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Pflugerville Independent School District is Alex Elias Torrez, who was appointed to the position in September 2013. Torrez has his Bachelor's degree from Lubbock Christian University, his Master's degree from Sul Ross State University and his doctorate in educational leadership from Prairie View A&M University. Prior to this position, Torrez was serving as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education of Clear Creek Independent School District.[4]

School board

The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms.[5]

Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Place # Term Ends
Elva Gladney President Place 1 2015
Vernagene Mott Vice President Place 4 2016
Dr. Cynthia Graves Secretary Place 2 2015
Mario Acosta Member Place 3 2016
Dr. Carol Fletcher Member Place 5 2016
Larry Bradley Member Place 6 2017
Rob Reyes Member Place 7 2017

School board elections

See also: Pflugerville Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees are elected by district to three-year terms. There was supposed to be an election on May 10, 2014 for two seats, however the district canceled the election since incumbent Rob Reyes and newcomer Larry Bradley were running unopposed. 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]

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

Budget

The Pflugerville Independent School District's budget is published 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
2013-2014 $132,575,862 73.2% $4,660,990 2.6% $40,388,740 22.3% $31,978,342 17.7% $6,932,235 3.8% $181,016,236
Averages: $132,575,862 73% $4,660,990 3% $40,388,740 22% $31,978,342 18% $6,932,235 4% $181,016,236

Teacher salaries

As of the 2013-2014 school year, teachers in the Pflugerville with no experience start out making $45,063; the midpoint is $53,015 and the maximum is $60,968.[8]

Schools in Pflugerville ISD

Enrollment

Pflugerville Independent School District serves 22,763 students. Pflugerville Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[9]

District schools

Pflugerville Independent School District operates 30 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Pflugerville Independent School District Schools
School Name
Barron Elementary School
Brookhollow Elementary School
Caldwell Elementary School
Cele Middle School
Connally High School
Copperfield Elementary School
Delco Primary School
Dessau Elementary School
Dessau Middle School
Hendrickson High School
Highland Park Elementary School
Kelly Lane Middle School
Murchison Elementary School
Northwest Elementary School
Pflugerville Academic Center of Excellence (PACE)
Park Crest Middle School
Parmer Lane Elementary School
Pflugerville Elementary School
Pflugerville High School
Pflugerville Middle School
Provan Opportunity Center K-12
Riojas Elementary School
River Oaks Elementary School
Rowe Lane Elementary School
Spring Hill Elementary School
Timmerman Elementary School
Westview Middle School
Wieland Elementary School
Windermere Elementary School
Windermere Primary 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.

Pflugerville Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 95 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 40,673 50,498 81 50
Student Progress 1,593 4,600 35 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,143 1,500 76 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,228.4 1,400 88 75

Contact information

Pflugerville ISD logo.jpg
Pflugerville School Board
1401 W. Pecan
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Phone: (512) 594-0000

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