Arlington ISDPublic Schools
District Name: Arlington ISD
District Size & Class Size: 63,167 students
Grade Level Alignment: PK-6 Elementary; 7-8 Junior High; 9-12 High School
Distinguishing Characteristics: The Arlington ISD is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and is known for its collaboration and innovative opportunities for students. Home to the 2016 Superintendent of the Year for Texas by the Texas Association of School Boards in Dr. Marcelo Cavazos and the 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas by the Texas Association of School Ad,ministrators, the AISD has maintained a vision to be a premier school district and leader in education.
Specializations and Program Offerings: The Arlington ISD will have 34 comprehensive CTE programs of study for the 2017-2018 school year when a new nearly 170,000 square feet Career and Technical Center opens in the fall of 2017. A new 23,000 square foot Agricultural Science Center will also open next fall. Between the CTE Center and Ag Center, 26 industry certifications will be offered. The AISD offers unique programs such as police, fire and teacher academies, fashion design, graphic design and animation, culinary arts, six different health science programs, automotive and aviation technology, entrepreneurship and sports and entertainment event marketing, cosmetology, instrument repair, and much more. The AISD also has a STEM Academy, an early college high school and two Fine Arts/Dual Language academies for elementary students. The district also partners with UT-Arlington and the University of North Texas for guaranteed automatic early college admissions.
Extracurricular: The AISD has six traditional high schools that compete in UIL athletics, academics and music, including one-act play, state marching band, orchestra, journalism and more. Schools also compete in A+ Academics competitions for grades 2-8. Schools offer many clubs and organizations for students to become involved in, including Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society and much more.
Safety and Security: The Arlington ISD has its own security department and works closely with the City of Arlington Police Department. More than $82.5 million from the bond that was passed in 2014 was earmarked for improving safety and security and enhancing educational technology resources. Video surveillance districtwide was increased to 80 percent, as the district replaced old cameras, added new cameras and transitioned from DVR to NVR. Digital signage was updated or included at each campus and integrated with emergency notification systems. The district has implemented b and passenger tracking systems and wireless phones for campus administrators.
M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: $1.04 M&O $$0.35008 I&S; May 2014
Average Home Value in District: $156,922
Selling Points: In the Arlington ISD, we believe that our success depends on a commitment by all to a clear and focused vision, effective teaching and leadership, a positive culture that promotes continuous improvement by all, and an engaged community, and with that, our students can excel. The district is guided by these principals and our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan.
District Philosophy: The mission of the Arlington Independent School District is to empower and engage all students to be contributing, responsible citizens striving for their maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences. The vision is that the AISD will be a premier school district and a leader in education.