Mesquite ISD

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Mesquite ISDPublic Schools

*Information as of 2016

District Name: Mesquite Independent School District

Website: https://www.mesquiteisd.org/home/

District Size: 40,000 students

Grade Level Alignment: Elementary, K-5 or K-6; middle school, 6-8 or 7-8; high school, 9-12

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

Distinguishing Characteristics:

> State recognition for fiscal responsibility (superior achievement on Schools FIRST)
> One of 14 Texas school districts named to CollegeBoard’s AP Honor Roll
> Recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence
> Recipient of the Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence from the Council of Urban Boards of Education
> Named one of America’s Top 150 Workplaces in 2013
> One of NAMM’s Best Communities for Music American Heart Association
> Fit-Friendly Workplace
> Healthy Zone Schools Program

Specializations and Program Offerings:

> Career & Technology Education
> KEOM 88.5 FM (student radio laboratory)
> Special education
> Dual credit
> Advanced Placement
> Gifted and Talented
> Academic Decathlon
> STEM Planetarium
> JROTC
> Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Extracurricular:

> Very strong athletic programs at all secondary schools.
> Consistent UIL
> Sweepstakes-winning choir, orchestra, and band programs
> 10 public art shows throughout the year highlight our students’ work.
> Each high school theater program produces four theatrical shows per year, including a musical.
> Each year, one of the high schools produces a children’s theater production, which is aligned with the third-grade literacy curriculum and is attended by every third grader in the district.
> Destination Imagination

Safety and Security: All secondary schools have an SRO on campus and all campus visitors are checked in through Raptor.

M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: M&O: $1.04; I&S: $ 0.37. The last bond was in 2007, with a 74 percent passage rate.

Average Home Value in District: $121,678

Philosophy: To educate all students and empower them to expand their opportunities to enrich our community. We value all students, all employees, family involvement, continuous improvement and accountability for all, and lifelong learning.