Tyler Independent School District, Texas
|Tyler Independent School District|
|Smith County, Texas|
|Superintendent:||Kim Tunnell (Interim)|
|Number of schools:||25|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Orenthia Mason|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Tyler ISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtSmith County, Texas. The county seat of Smith County is Tyler. The county's population was 209,714 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Smith County underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and median income and outperforms in terms of poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 24.8 percent of Smith County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Smith County had a median income of $47,312 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Smith County was 15.9 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Smith County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||18.2||12.3|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.8||1.0|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||1.5||1.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||17.9||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.
The interim superintendent of Tyler Independent School District is Kim Tunnell, who was appointed at a June 2014 board meeting. She replaced former superintendent Gary Mooring, who retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Tunnell had previously been serving as the Chief Leadership and Performance Officer of Tyler Independent School District and has served the district in numerous capacities since 2001. Prior to her time at Tyler ISD, Tunnell had served in administrative and teaching roles in the Sierra Sands Unified School District in California.
The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to staggered three-year terms.
|Tyler ISD Board of Trustees|
|Member||Role||District #||Term Ends|
|Orenthia Mason||President||District 2||2017|
|Andy Bergfeld||Vice President||District 7||2015|
|R. Wade Washmon||Trustee||District 1||2016|
|Jean Washington||Trustee||District 3||2016|
|Patricia Nation||Trustee||District 4||2017|
|Barbara Smith||Trustee||District 5||2015|
|Marty M. Dunbar||Trustee||District 6||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms. Three seats were up for election on May 10, 2014, including one unfinished term in District 5. Board President Orenthia Mason was re-elected in District 2, while newcomers Patricia Nation and Barbara Smith joined the board in Districts 4 and 5, respectively. Smith's term ends in May 2015, along with one other seat. Three 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. 
—Tyler Independent School District's website, (2011), 
Tyler 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|
According to the salary schedule released prior to the 2010-2011 academic year, teachers in Tyler ISD earned salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Tyler ISD
Tyler Independent School District serves 18,393 students, as of 2011-2012 enrollment data. Tyler Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Tyler Independent School District operates 25 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Tyler Independent School District Schools|
|Austin Elementary School|
|Bell Elementary School|
|Birdwell Elementary School|
|Bonner Elementary School|
|Boulter Middle School|
|Caldwell Elementary School|
|Clarkston Elementary School|
|Dixie Elementary School|
|Dogan Middle School|
|Douglas Elementary School|
|Griffin Elementary School|
|Hogg Middle School|
|Hubbard Middle School|
|Jack Elementary School|
|John Tyler High School|
|Jones Elementary School|
|Moore Middle School|
|Orr Elementary School|
|Owens Elementary School|
|Peete Elementary School|
|Ramey Elementary School|
|Rice Elementary School|
|Robert E. Lee High School|
|Stewart Middle School|
|Woods 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.
Tyler Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 91 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||1,018||1,500||68||50|
- School board elections portal
- Tyler Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Tyler Independent School District, "Budget Summary Report for Tyler ISD," accessed December 6, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Smith County," accessed April 8, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Tyler Independent School District, "Tyler ISD names Interim Superintendent," accessed June 26, 2014
- Tyler Independent School District, "Board of Trustees," accessed June 26, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Tyler Independent School District, "Public Participation," May 17, 2011
- Tyler Independent School District, "2010-2011 Teacher Salary Schedule," accessed June 26, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Tyler Independent School District, "Home," accessed June 26, 2014
- Tyler Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014