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Lewisville Independent School District
Committed to Excellence
Type Public
Budget US$ 468,476,077 (2007-08)
Region ESC Region 11
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Dr. Jerry Roy
Students 50,755 (2007-08 estimate)
Location Lewisville, TX
USA
Website Lewisville ISD

Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) is a 127-square mile school district based in Lewisville, Texas (USA) covering most of Lewisville and all of The Colony, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, and Double Oak as well as portions of Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Hebron, Coppell, Grapevine and Argyle.[1]

The recent suburban growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has caused LISD to grow at a great pace, becoming the 94th-largest school district in the United States in 2006. Proximity calculated a 28.56% increase in student population from 2000 to 2006; LISD was declared the 17th largest school district in the State of Texas in 2008.[2] To help maintain this growth, in May 2008, voters approved a $697 million bond package.

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District Facts

LISD's enrollment has grown since 1991 more than twofold.

LISD is ranked as Academically Acceptable under the Texas Education Agency, and individual schools are broken down as follows:

  • Exemplary: 18
  • Recognized: 27
  • Academically Acceptable: 14
  • Academically Unacceptable: 0

For the 2006-2007 school year, LISD had 48,890 students enrolled, with a total staff of 5,665.

Lewisville ISD was recognized in both 2006 and 2007 as one of the 100 best communities for music education[3]. In late 2007, Standard & Poor's upgraded LISD's bond rating to AA+, the highest rating given at the time to any school district in Texas, and one of only three nationwide.[1]

For the 2007-2008 school year, LISD recognized 38 National Merit Finalists from a pool of 42 Semifinalists; 110 Commended Scholars and 14 Hispanic Scholars were also recognized. This represents (assuming every eligible student in LISD were to take the PSAT test) almost 16 times the national average of Hispanic Scholars, 1.6 times as many Commended Scholars, 1.2 times as many Semifinalists, and 1.2 times as many Finalists. On the SAT, LISD students score approximately 88 points higher than the National average; on the ACT, students score 0.7 points higher.[1]

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District Composition and Finances

Ethnic composition
Native American - 2.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander - 6.6%
African American - 7.0%
Hispanic - 40.3%
White - 42.6%
2007 tax rate
$1.37 per $100 of property valuation
Tax base composition
32.2% business
67.8% residential
Total taxable value, 2006-07 school year
$18,881,927,080

Schools

High schools

Middle schools

Elementary schools

  • Bluebonnet Elementary
  • Bridlewood Elementary
  • Camey Elementary
  • Castle Hills Elementary
  • Central Elementary
  • College Street Elementary
  • Coyote Ridge Elementary
  • Creekside Elementary
  • Degan Elementary
  • Donald Elementary
  • Ethridge Elementary
  • Flower Mound Elementary
  • Forest Vista Elementary
  • Garden Ridge Elementary
  • Hebron Valley Elementary
  • Hedrick Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Hicks Elementary
  • Highland Village Elementary
  • Homestead Elementary
  • Indian Creek Elementary
  • Lakeland Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Lillie J. Jackson Early Childhood Center, for students that qualify under the TEA Prekindergarten requirements.
  • McAuliffe Elementary
  • Morningside Elementary
  • Old Settlers Elementary
  • Owen Elementary
  • Parkway Elementary
  • Peters Colony Elementary
  • Polser Elementary
  • Prairie Trail Elementary
  • Rockbrook Elementary
  • Southridge Elementary
  • Stewart's Creek Elementary
  • Timber Creek Elementary
  • Valley Ridge Elementary
  • Vickery Elementary
  • Wellington Elementary

Other Schools

  • Dale Jackson Career Center
  • Denton County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (housed at Lewisville Learning Center)
  • Lewisville Learning Center (technically classified as a high school). The LLC offers three main programs:
    • District Alternative Education Program, for disciplinary students
    • Accelerated Division, for grade advancement in both Middle and High Schools
    • Student Age Parenting Program, the only location in LISD to currently offer Parenting Education classes

Former Schools

  • Lina Milliken Middle School (closed, became Lewisville High 9th Grade Campus until new facility opened, currently unused)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c [1] LISD Guidebook
  2. ^ [2] Proximity's Largest School Districts in the United States
  3. ^ [3] List of Best 100 Communities for Music Education, 2007
  4. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 2003 through 2007
  5. ^ a b c d e Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)

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