Little Elm ISD

District Name: Little Elm Independent School District

Website: https://www.leisd.ws/

District Size & Class Size: 7,171 students,  Average classroom size ratio is 22:1

Grade Level Alignment:   Five elementary campuses K­-5, one middle school 6­-8, one high school 9­-12. Prestwick STEM Academy houses K­-8.  Pre­K offered at Oak Point, Hackberry, Brent, and Chavez Elementary campuses.

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

Distinguishing Characteristics: Little Elm ISD is considered a fast growing district in the state of Texas. We have a diverse student population at all of our campuses. Our campuses are unique with open spaces designed for collaborative learning. It couldn’t be more evident in our newest campus, Prestwick STEM Academy.

Specializations and Program Offerings: We offer Dual Language at two of our elementary campuses, Hackberry and Brent Elementary schools. Our new STEM academy is driven by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for all grade levels, K­-8. We offer Advanced Placement courses at the high school for all juniors and seniors. Student can earn college credit hours through our On Ramps program through the University of Texas and we pay 100% of the dual credit cost for our high school students. The high school has a special offering for our Special Education students through our Nationally recognized Vynami Cafe, a student operated restaurant. We implemented a 1:1 initiative for students in grades 4­-12 where each student receives their own laptop for the entire school year. We have Project Based Learning (PBL) for K­-9 at Oak Point, Prestwick STEM, Lakeside Middle School, and Little Elm High School. For our teachers, we have an on­site district child care that promotes learning and social development.

Extracurricular: Award winning Lobo Band, growing fine arts program, football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, powerlifting, cross country, track, regional Special Olympics Track meet.

Safety and Security: Closed campus for lunch.  An on-­campus Security Resource Officer (contracted through the city of The Colony and the Town of Little Elm Police Departments) at Prestwick STEM Academy, Lakeside Middle School, and Little Elm High School during the school day.

M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: ● M&O tax rate = $1.04 ● I&S tax rate = .50 ● Last bond passage in 2002

Average Home Value in District: $204,000 ­­Denton County Appraisal District

Selling Points: Little Elm is a small community and according to the Bubble Life website, is ranked the 24th best city in the country for raising a family. Little Elm is also recognized as one of the safest cities to live in the state with a population of more than 32,000 residents, (www.nerdwallet.com.) Little Elm ISD is a one­ high school district currently serving just under 1,900 students.

District Philosophy: As a premier school system, our mission is to educate and prepare every student to adapt and excel in a competitive global community through partnerships and programs that facilitate academic excellence within a secure and supportive learning environment.