Lake Worth ISD
District Name: Lake Worth Independent School District
District Size & Class Size: 3,296 students. Student-to-teacher ratio average: elementary, 17:1; intermediate/middle, 21:1; high school, 18:1
Grade Level Alignment: Elementary, pre-K-4; intermediate, 5-6; middle school, 7- 8; high school, 9-12
Distinguishing Characteristics: Lake Worth ISD is a small district, approximately 12 square miles, in northwest Tarrant County. The heart of the district is nestled between Lake Worth and Marine Creek Lake. The district serves the entire city of Lake Worth, along with small portions of Sansom Park and Fort Worth. The district has an elementary school, an intermediate school, and a high school within the city of Lake Worth. Two elementary schools and the middle school are located within Fort Worth.
Specializations and Program Offerings: Lake Worth ISD offers AP courses, a wide selection of CTE courses, and a comprehensive special education program. All district teachers are required to maintain GT certification so that all classes and coursework can offer differentiation. Miller Elementary and Howry Intermediate schools provide a superior bilingual program. The district has a strong technology integration program, offering one-to-one iPads to all students in grades 5-12 and providing multiple class sets for check-out at elementary campuses.
Extracurricular: Lake Worth ISD participates in UIL academic events at all levels. The district also offers football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, and track and cross-country. Lake Worth High School offers band and choir programs that consistently win top ratings in their divisions at contest. Additionally, theater, art, dance, and cheerleading offer opportunities for student involvement. A variety of organizations such as National Honor Society, FFA, FCCLA, and yearbook are available.
Safety and Security: Campuses in Lake Worth ISD are all designed so that visitors must enter within the view of office personnel, and some campus designs require visitors to enter through the office. All campuses are equipped with cameras that monitor entrances, hallways, and common areas. Lake Worth High School and Collins Middle School both have a full-time school resource officer (SRO). The SRO is also available to assist lower grades schools within the city of jurisdiction.
M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: M&O: $1.17; I&S: $0.50. The last bond proposal, totaling $88.9 million passed in November 2004.
Average Home Value in District: $77,467
Selling Points: Lake Worth ISD offers small class sizes in a small-school environment, with easy access to all of the amenities DFW has to offer. All of the district’s schools have been built or substantially remodeled within the last 20 years, half within the last 10 years. The district provides a robust technology backbone with a staff that continuously works to expand capabilities. District staff members are committed to providing a top-notch, student-centered learning environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens of the 21st century.
Philosophy: Lake Worth Independent School District will create an educational experience that inspires and empowers educators and students to be extraordinary.