Community ISD

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Community ISDPublic Schools

*Information as of 2016

District Name:  Community ISD

District Size & Class Size: 4A/2,080 Students

Grade Level Alignment:

PreK – 5th Grade at NeSmith Elementary (Lavon) and McClendon Elementary (Nevada)

6th – 8th at Edge Middle School (Nevada)

9th-12th at Community High School (Nevada)

Texas A-F Accountability Rating: This district received a C.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Community ISD is located in the southeast portion of Collin County, adjacent to the east shores of Lake Lavon, and 30 miles northeast of Dallas. The towns of Copeville, Josephine, Lavon, and Nevada are all within the boundaries of the 89 square mile district.

Specializations and Program Offerings: 

CISD is the only district in north Texas with a 1:1 student technology initiative that begins in elementary school. Every student in 3rd – 12th grade is provided a technology device (iPad or Chromebook).

Community High School offers a wide variety of dual-credit and advanced placement courses through a partnership with Collin College. Over 25% of our annual graduates earn at least twelve hours of postsecondary credit. Graduates in the Class of 2016 earned over 550 college credit hours saving our families thousands of dollars in tuition costs.

CHS also offers industry certifications for students pursuing Career and Technology Education Pathways such as Agriculture (Hunter Safety, Vet Tech, OSHA and AWS Welding), Hospitality and Health Services (Serve Safe, First Aid, CPR), and Business (MOS).

McClendon Elementary is a dual-language campus and home to The Gómez & Gómez Dual Language Enrichment program for native Spanish speaking students.

Extracurricular: CISD provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities to ensure that every student experiences a well-rounded education tailored to his or her talents and interests. Our FFA program received a Silver ranking in Texas and has over 80 active members from 3rd – 12th grade. CISD offers many traditional team sport opportunities in middle and high school athletics. Beginning in 6th grade students can join the Mighty Braves Band, which has earned three consecutive UIL Sweepstakes awards. Another flagship program, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) has over 130 members in 7th – 12th grade and conducts six service-learning projects each year while participating in several local and state competitions.

M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: 
1.6250 is the Total Tax Rate per $100 of Value

1.17 for Maintenance and Operations

.455 for Interest and Sinking

The last bond election was May 12, 2007 for $20mm

Average Home Value in District: $174,249

Selling Points: Community ISD has served the students and families in southeast Collin County since 1947. With recent and anticipated growth in the area, CISD is committed to maintaining the small town feel and small school environment.

District Philosophy:

  • In partnership with an engaged community, CISD is creating an uncompromising commitment to excellence. We are passionate about empowering learners and inspiring students, staff and the community to believe, lead, unite and excel. Experience the BLUE in Community ISD!

Community ISD Core Values

  • We believe that success is non-negotiable.
  • We provide a safe and caring learning environment.
  • We make decisions driven by data.
  • We invest in positive relationships.
  • We value trust and expect honesty.
  • We are transparent and embrace accountability.