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WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

wfisdcampusfacts 2006-2007

WFISD Head Start Randy Cook, administrator Jeff Scruggs, site facilitator

Northwest 2310 5th St. Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.322.1905

Paul Irwin 115 E. Wichita St. Wichita Falls, Texas 76304 Phone: 940.761.1501

Rosewood 503 N. Rosewood Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.766.1926 Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

3 years old 219 8 am - 3:30 pm blue, yellow & red honeybee

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Head Start Programs: • Speech Therapy • Hearing Screenings • Social Services • Health Services • Mental Health Services • Healthy Snacks and Meals • Transportation for Those Who Qualify • Individualized Teaching • ESL and Bilingual Services • Before and After School Care • Language Enrichment Special Activities: • Field Trips • Parent Meetings • Dynamite Dads • Fall Festival • Fall Extravaganza • Holiday Ornaments w/Families • Holiday Concert Sing-A-Long • Snowball Fight • Ice Cream Socials • Desserts for Mom • Doughnuts for Dad • Cinco de Mayo • Outside Centers • Olympics Day • Head Start Carnival • Just to name a few . . . Community Partners • American School of Business • Arts Exterminators • Boys and Girls Club (Wichita & Rosewood Street Clubs) • Cantu Services • Child Protective Services • City of Wichita Falls • Community Health Center • Copelands Packing • Early Childhood Intervention • Early Head Start • Elks Lodge – Felix Lister 1217 Dorothy Johnson Youth Council • Elks Lodge BPO 1105 • Even Start • Faith Mission • First Step • Hirschi Realtors

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Home Depot Housing Authority Interfaith Ministries Kids Mega Center Merrill Gardens Midwestern Mud Services River Oaks Care Center Rolling Plains Management SAFB Gospel Worship Services Salvation Army Sigma Kappa Sorority Star Connection TLC TX Dept of Human Services University United Methodist Church

Head Start Annual Enrollment Apply in May Head Start follows the WFISD School Calendar To pick up an application, please visit one of our Head Start locations or the WFISD Education Center, 1104 Broad Street, Rm 300. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!! The completed application must have all of the following documents: PARENT’S: • Picture I.D. • Proof of Income: 2007 Income Tax Return If no tax return, other Acceptable documents are: • Child Support • SSI statement • TANF statement • 2-3 recent pay check stubs • Notarized letter of any other type of income (from family, friends, employer) CHILD’S: • Birth Certificate • Social Security Card • Medicaid/Insurance card • Shot Record • Physical or THS check-up** • Dental Exam** **These two documents are not required to apply, but it is a requirement of being enrolled in Head Start that your child be up to date with all immunizations, physical and dental THS appointments. Please have documents at enrollment.

TURNING IN YOUR APPLICATIONS: Return your completed application and documentation to a Head Start Center. Applications are only accepted on the days and times listed below. MARCH-APRIL Northwest Head Start (Area I) Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Paul Irwin Head Start (Area II) Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Rosewood Head Start (Area III) Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm MAY-AUGUST Call 235-1027, ext. 15041

Frequently Asked Questions When Applying for the Head Start Program Question: Who can return the application? Answer: Preferably the parent(s) or guardian since there may be questions by the Social Worker. Question: Is getting into the Head Start program based on first come, first serve? Answer: No, it is based on a point system. The system examines your family’s current situation. Factors include employment, income, etc. Question: What if I dot not have income at all can I still apply? Answer: Yes, you may apply. Acceptance into the program depends on your family situation. All applications are reviewed and approved by a screening committee. Question: What if I work for cash only? Answer: Your employer will need to complete a notarized letter stating how much you get paid per hour, the number of hours you work a week, and how often you are paid. This must be notarized, no exceptions. Question: What if I live with my family or friends and I do not have income? Answer: Your family or friends will need to complete a notarized letter stating how much they give you per month to help you pay for expenses such as rent, car payment, clothes, etc. Question: What if I am missing some documentation like my child’s birth certificate; can I return my application and bring it another time? Answer: Unfortunately, not. We have to have all documents when returning the application. Question: What if I have the receipt showing I applied for a new social security card, can I use it? Answer: Yes, but only temporarily. Once your child’s card comes in, bring it to the school. Question: How do you determine which school my child will attend? Answer: It is determined by the area in which you live. However, if the school nearest to you is full before your child is enrolled in the program, your child will have the option to attend one of the other locations. Question: What if the school closest to me is full when I enroll, and I choose to attend one of the other Head Start schools, can I transfer my child when there is a vacancy? Answer: No. Changing to a new school, new friends, and new teachers can be hard on our little ones. For the sake of stability, children generally are not moved. Additionally, there are many students on a waiting list who must be accommodated when there is a vacancy. Question: How will I know if my child was approved or not? Answer: By letter or phone, which is done after the screening process. You may or may not be enrolled at the center where you turn in your application. Consideration is given but not guaranteed. Transportation will be provided for those who qualify.

Alamo Elementary School

Laura Baker, principal 1912 11th St. Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.720.3128 Fax: 940.767.4662

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

1-6 452 8:30 am - 3:30 pm red & white Bulldog

At Alamo we are proud of our accomplishments: • Distinguished school history • Successful alumni • Project FIT equipment • TEAMS mentor tutoring program • PIE partners (Floral Heights United Methodist Church, Wichita Valley Rehab Hospital, Strategic Services, Mathis West Huffines, McDonald’s on Holliday, MSU Gamma Phi Beta) • Staff that is willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed • Active Number Sense Team Goals of the school/curriculum: All children will succeed in a safe and supportive building environment so that they will be able to grow into productive citizens. Focus of the school: We stress teaching academics and essential knowledge and skills as well as teaching students to be responsible adults and productive citizens. Expectations of students: Students can expect to have fun while they learn. Things they learn at Alamo will help them to become successful in life. All children can expect to meet students from many different cultures. Parents can expect teachers to be caring, open, and honest. The staff is willing to work with parents in any way possible by being flexible and understanding. A cooperation between staff and parents insures student success. Instructional Philosophy: We believe that all students can succeed and are gifted in their own ways. Alamo strategies include Responsibility Training and Multiple Intelligences. Faculty Awards: West Teaching Award winners, WFISD Foundation IDEA grant winners and the most caring staff around.

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Alamo Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Exemplary 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

98% 92%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

82% 97% 98%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

100% 100% 95%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 96%

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Writing • Commended on Science Comparable Improvement: • Mathematics • Reading/ELA Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2004, 1999, 1998 • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” School 2007, 2006, 2001, 2000

What students say about Alamo: “I get a good education at Alamo. I have never failed the TAKS test.” – Lashairia S.

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.3%

Students per teacher:

11.9

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.3 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

33.2% 50.2% 14.4% 1.3% 0.9% 90.3% 9.5% 27.2% 58.8%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 16.4% Bilingual/ESL 8.8% Gifted/Talented 2.2% Campus expenditure per student: $5,508

“Alamo is a great school. I think the Number Sense we do at Alamo is fun. I learn advanced Math through Number Sense.” – Mon D. “I am learning English in Mr. Gonzalez’s Newcomer class.”– Susana M.

Bonham Elementary School

New School Coming Fall 2008

Joyce Shepard, principal Kim Garratt, assistant principal 3101 Armory Rd Wichita Falls, Texas 76302 Phone: 940.720.3155 Fax: 940.720.3219

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 343 8:30 am - 3:30 pm primary colors Bears

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Mission Statement: Working together in a positive environment to achieve life long learning and success. Accomplishments: Bonham has been a Recognized School for its student achievement for seven years. Focus: Our staff will focus on preparing each student for lifetime success in all areas of learning, and for being a productive, responsible and active citizen of society. In concurrence with the WFISD curriculum focus, Bonham will also place emphasis on these Principles of Character in our students: Compassion, Courtesy, Honesty, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, and Work. Student Expectations: Our students can expect to come to Bonham every day and have a positive, successful learning experience that they can transfer to their family, home, and neighborhood environment. Parent Expectations: Our parents can expect their children to become successful learners and respected citizens, and know that their children will be provided with the most current and innovative curriculum available. Instructional Strategies: All students, teachers and staff will be provided opportunities to further their learning and to maintain a high level of success throughout the curriculum. Opportunities for student success will be correlated to course syllabi and curriculum guides in all subjects.

Bonham Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Writing • Commended on Science

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

91% 67%

Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2006, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996

What students say about Bonham:

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

91% 68% 94%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

88% 97% 97%

“Bonham has an awesome library.” – Kalli W.

Grade 6 Reading Math

88% 83%

“Bonham is a nice place to go to school.” – Brandon R.

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.3%

Students per teacher:

13.5

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 13.7 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

38.2% 52.5% 7.3% 1.5% 0.6% 84.3% 20.7% 30.6% 60.3%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 9.6% Bilingual/ESL 20.4% Gifted/Talented 0.6% Campus expenditure per student: $5,946

“Bonham is a good school.” – Deniece S. “I love Bonham.” – Jordan S.

“Bonham has great teachers.” – Alyssa L.

“Bonham has a nice counselor.” – Aaron E. “Bonham is fun!” – Jacob U. “Bonham is a great place to make friends.” – Timmy S.

Brook Village Early Childhood Center

Programs: • Parent Teacher Association • PAL Program • PK/K Computer Labs • Character Education Program • Basic Skills Program • English Language Learner Program • Language Facilitator Program WFISD Mission Statement: The mission of the Wichita Falls Independent School District is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners who are productive, responsible and participating members of society.

Rose Partridge, principal 2222 Brook Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.720.3333 Fax: 940.720.3335

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-K 226 8:30 am - 3:30 pm blue & white Teddy Bear

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Brook Village P.I.E. Partners: • Sports Center Activities: • Field Trips • PK Make and Take • Bilingual Parents Night • Muffins for Moms • Doughnuts for Dads • Grandparents Day • Pennies for Prescriptions • 100 Day Celebration • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta • Fifties Sock Hop • Texas Round-Up Day • Outdoor Centers Day • Circus Day • Assemblies • Jump Rope for Heart • 101 Day Celebration • Christmas Around the World

Brook Village Early Childhood Center 2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Students per teacher:

14.6

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 16.6 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English At-Risk

35.4% 50.4% 10.2% 0.4% 3.5% 81.4% 21.7% 27.0%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 8.4% Bilingual/ESL 21.7% Campus expenditure per student: $6,017

Kate Burgess Elementary School

Dalton Clark, principal Cheryl Anderson, assist. principal 3106 Maurine Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 Phone: 940.716.2850 Fax: 940.716.2852

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 425 8:30 am - 3:30 pm red & white Beagles

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

The staff at Burgess strive to make learning fun and challenging for the students. Burgess initiated and continues to host the annual Elementary UIL competition. Burgess students have won many UIL awards. They have also won many art awards, both at the city and state level. Included in this list are first place honors for State PTA Reflections, US Cellular African American Art Contest, Wal-Mart Environmental Poster Contest, and PTA Environmental Poster Contest. Goals: We believe that every child can succeed. The faculty and staff at Burgess focus on the academic development of each child and resolve that every child will succeed. Burgess has added learning labs to help the students with math and reading, and all school personnel work and plan together to help students achieve their goals. Students at Burgess have school spirit. They believe that they can learn and be successful, and each morning after the pledges, they say the Burgess chant: I know I can be what I want to be. If I work hard at it I’ll be where I want to be. Student Expectations: Burgess offers a nurturing environment for learning where standards are set high for student achievement. Students are encouraged and then rewarded for being a well rounded student. Many earn the right to be a V.I.P. Burgess V.I.P.’s proudly wear a special button signifying that they have good grades, good work habits, and good conduct.

Kate Burgess Elementary School

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable

Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

94% 81%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

66% 61% 81%

What students say about Kate Burgess: I like:

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

73% 74% 62%

Grade 6 Reading Math

90% 75%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

97.0%

Students per teacher:

11.9

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 13.3 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

• 3rd Place, Elementary UIL Academic School Competition, 2008 • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 1997

22.4% 22.1% 51.5% 1.6% 2.4% 91.8% 7.3% 31.5% 49.9%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 12.7% Bilingual/ESL 7.1% Gifted/Talented 0.5% Campus expenditure per student: $6,500

Earning points and having celebrations. Getting extra help when I need it. Having a book read to me. Cafeteria food? The Burgess Chant. We get to say “I know I can” every day loud. Burgess because it feels like it is a safe place to learn and have fun. Math and science. They are my favorite. Burgess Bucks. I like getting them for being good and doing my work. Getting to be a V.I.P. and the button we get to wear. I like the party. Going to Star.com. We have teachers that help us learn, and we have fun inside and outside. I like Burgess, but you have to work hard.

Crockett Elementary School

Cathy Blair, principal Jackie Jacobs, assistant principal 3015 Ave. I Wichita Falls, Texas 76309 Phone: 940.720.3150 Fax: 940.720.3276

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

K-6 555 8:30 am - 3:30 pm maroon & gold Coyote

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Crockett Elementary is a school with a long heritage, rich traditions, and a reputation for high expectations and performance. The comprehensive education program promotes academic excellence while building self-confidence among the students. We are proud of the following awards and programs: • TAKS State Recognized Status, 2005-2006, 2004-2005 • TAAS State Recognized Status 1998-99, 1997-98, 1996-97, 1995-96, 1994-95 • Wichita Falls ISD Total Quality Award 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994 • Voted Best Public School in 1997 Wichita Falls Times Record News poll • Region I (12 counties) P.T.A. of the Year Award 1996-97 • National Energy Education Development Award 1996, 1995 • Golden Rule Volunteer Award - P.T.A. 1995 • Texas Drug Free School Award, 1995, 1994, 1993

The students are provided with many opportunities in a high intensity learning environment: Number Sense, Spelling Bee, Orchestra, Chess Club, Reading Club, Singing Sensations, Ringing Marvels, DARE, and Geography Bee are other opportunities for students to be involved.

Crockett Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Mathematics

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

97% 86%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

87% 86% 94%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

87% 81% 75%

Grade 6 Reading Math

98% 83%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.6%

Students per teacher:

14.3

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.7 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

65.9% 23.6% 6.8% 1.6% 2.0% 46.7% 4.7% 24.8% 51.9%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 12.1% Bilingual/ESL 4.3% Gifted/Talented 4.0% Campus expenditure per student: $5,113

Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2006, 2005, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

Cunningham Elementary School

Christina Henry, principal Marvin Peevey, assistant principal Kory Dorman, assistant principal 4107 Phillips Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 Phone: 940.720.3042 Fax: 940.720.3061

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

EE-6 357 8:30 am - 3:30 pm maroon & white Cougar

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

The philosophy of learning is within the realm of a working community. Cunningham has chosen the community theme to indicate our desires to work together as a team. Each member of the community has a distinct role and responsibility. We recognize this fact and use our unique and individual talents to accomplish school goals. Everyone has a place here in the community! Cunningham Community duties include weekly banking, Caught Ya Doing Good, and In the News. Mission Statement: The mission of Cunningham is to respect the uniqueness of individuals while instilling a passion for lifelong learning. Academic excellence will be achieved through student-centered instruction and creative challenges in a safe, secure environment. Goals: • Planning and implementing success within the classroom • Incorporation of character education principles • Increase performance on TAKS Programs at Cunningham: • Accelerated Reader Program • Recorded Book Program • Transdisciplinary Teaming • Team Teaching • Regional Day School for the Deaf • Auditory Oral Program • PPCD (Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities) • Pre-K • Head Start Student Activities: • School Performing Choir • Student Council • Safety Patrol • Strings/Orchestra • Peer Mediation Team • Library assistants • Tutorials • Honor Roll: Incentives • Field Trips • Hands-on-Learning • CHYPS (Children Helping Young Preschool Students) • Sign Language Classes • UIL Competitions

Cunningham Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Exemplary

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Writing • Commended on Science • Attendance

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

97% 100%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

91% 100% 93%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

98% 100% 98%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 100%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

97.2%

Students per teacher:*

13.9

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.5 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

73.4% 17.4% 6.7% 0.8% 1.7% 47.9% 1.4% 16.6% 38.9%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 12.3% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 5.0% Campus expenditure per student: $10,181

Comparable Improvement: • Mathematics • Reading/ELA Cunningham Takes Pride in the Following Awards: • U.S. Dept. of Education Texas Blue Ribbon School 2000-2001 • Texas Education Agency Exemplary School 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 • Texas Education Agency Recognized School 2005, 1996, 1995 • Title I Part A Distinguished Performance School 2004-2005 • Texas Business and Education Coalition Award (TBEC) 2007-2008 • Texas Monthly Magazine “Best Public Schools” List 2007

What students say about Cunningham: Cunningham means to me . . . . “Learning and fun is what Cunningham means to us!” – PreK Deaf Education Class “Friends having fun and working and learning and playing. It’s nice! We love our school.” – Kindergarten Class “I like Cunningham because it is fun!” – A. Buckley “Cunningham is the best school!” – H. Lance “Cunningham is a spectacle! It encourages you to do work. Cunningham is a great school. I just like it.” – H. C. Goswick

*includes Special Ed Center

“Cunningham is the best school ever. It means a lot to me that teachers take the time to teach us even when we are bad.” – 6th Grade Student

Fain Elementary School

Clarisa Richie, principal Dee Dee Forney, assistant principal 1562 Norman Wichita Falls, Texas 76302 Phone: 940.720.3157 Fax: 940.720.3218

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 570 8:30 am - 3:30 pm green & white Rockets

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

WE BRAG ABOUT The Future! A solid academic background and a strong discipline program create a learning environment in which students are well-prepared for the future. Fain is a T.E.A. “Recognized” campus WE TARGET: • Strong reading and math programs featuring a reading specialist on staff, four basic skills teachers, tutors who are certified teachers, the Accelerated Reading program, annual storyteller visits and visits by authors, the Principal’s Award in math, and the Presidential Awards for academics. • Strong sense of self-discipline emphasizing a schoolwide discipline program, based upon the “Pillars of Character Education”. This program develops good citizenship, responsibility, and work habits. “P.A.T.” (Preferred Activity Time) is earned each Friday for students with no conduct marks for the week. Fain has also joined the Texas Behavior Support Initiative and Region 9 for three years to work on positive behavior support on campus. Fain offers peer mediation and conflict resolution, as well as a Bully Free campus campaign featuring a “Bully Free Week”. Programs such as D.A.R.E. and Red Ribbon Week help students reflect on positive personal choices. Fain students have opportunities for extra curricular activities such as; Orchestra, Safety Patrol, work in the Eco Plaza, and “Faintastics” (an ensemble group). • A strong parent and community involvement exemplified by an active P.T.A. and parent volunteer program, a mentor program staffed by adults, Rider High School PAL program, participation in the “Teens Make a Difference Day”, and an award winning Partners In Education Program: First Christian Church, Target, Chase Bank, United Supermarket on Jacksboro Highway, Subway in Country Club Village, Wichita Falls Kiwanis Club, and Strategic Realtors. WE EXPAND STUDENT HORIZONS by field trips to Ft. Sill in Lawton, Riverbend Nature Works, Kell House, the Railroad Museum, Camp Grady Spruce at Possum Kingdom Lake, and other various trips. Fain offers parent involvement activities for each grade level, portable planetarium day, work in the Eco Plaza nature area, and Games with Grandparents day. Incentive days are earned at the end of each grading period with picnics, game days, sock hops, and other fun activities. We celebrate our students’ talents by hosting a Celebration ceremony each month. WE FOCUS ON MULTIPLE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES. Our staff is dedicated to developing and refining the latest in teaching techniques. Recent training has focused on Reading and Math Academies, learning styles, right-left brain methodology, multiple intelligences, S.T.A.R., 4-Mat, Gifted and Talented, and integration of technology. Fain offers one-on-one tutoring during and after school and a “scatter time” which allows for further small group instruction emphasizing students’ individual learning needs.

Fain Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Science • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

98% 97%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

89% 93% 92%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

97% 98% 92%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 94%

Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996 • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” School 2002

What students say about Fain: “It’s a great school!” – Kelli B. “It’s a good place for kids to

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.8%

Students per teacher:

14.7

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 13.0 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

55.1% 17.0% 22.1% 2.8% 3.0% 55.8% 0.7% 27.0% 34.6%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education Bilingual/ESL Gifted/Talented

11.8% 0.0% 4.4%

Campus expenditure per student: $4,737

come!” – Oshua J. “Best school in Wichita Falls!”– C. J. P. Best school in town and the kids and teachers are really nice!” – Brandon T. “It has the most kids of all the elementary schools!” – Rachel R. “Fain is the best!” – Jania B. “What other school compares to Fain?” – Marianne G. “Go Fain Rockets!” – Mycah B. “Fain is Fain-tab-u-lous!” – Letrei E. “Fain sky rockets over every other school!” – Ariel W. “Fain is the best, better than the rest!” – Ja’lisa W.

Fannin Elementary Writers’ Academy

New School Coming Fall 2008

Dotsie Mergerson, principal Julie Linthicum, assistant principal 710 Old Burk Rd. Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 Phone: 940.720.3137 Fax: 940.720.3103

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 298 8:30 am - 3:30 pm red & black Tornadoes

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Fannin provides an environment in which your child will become a creative and effective designer of the written text by writing stories, poetry, plays, and songs. Mission: Our mission is to provide all students a full academic education with emphasis on creating, composing, and communicating through writing to prepare them to become successful in all curriculum areas so that they are ready to continue their educations and become self-disciplined, responsible, and participating members of a global society. Fannin Writers’ Academy provides: • A school-wide writing process • Recognition of individual learning styles • Experiences related to real-life • Opportunities for self-expression The Fannin Writing Model utilizes writing techniques such as: • Higher order thinking skills • Varied modes of writing • Integration of technology, and • Oral presentations.

Fannin Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

92% 92%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

100% 93% 100%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

89% 88% 73%

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

Awards: • TEA “Recognized” Campus 2006 • Magnet Schools of Texas Bluebonnet Maggie Award, 2005 in the Print/Collateral Material Category • Wichita Falls ISD District Writing Award for 100% passing on the 2004 Writing TAKS test

100% 81%

• Partners In Education recognition for Outstanding Mentor Program

96%

• Magnet Schools of Texas recognition of Fannin’s Publishing House for production of conference book, 2002

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Students per teacher:

Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts, 2007, 2006, 2005 • Mathematics, 2007, 2005

• Magnet School of Texas Excellence Award, 2003-2004

Grade 6 Reading Math

Attendance Rate:

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Writing, 2007, 2006, 2005 • Commended in Science, 2007, 2006, 2005

12.5 9.4 10.1% 36.9% 50.7% 0.0% 2.3% 93.6% 15.4% 25.5% 67.1%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 26.5% Bilingual/ESL 15.4% Gifted/Talented 0.3% Campus expenditure per student: $6,702

What students say about Fannin: “I think Fannin is a very good school I like it when we write stories about famous people. Fannin has inspired me to become a journalist when I get older.” – Anissa N. “I like Fannin Writer’s Academy because Fannin is the best school I’ve been to out of all my schools. People are respectful to each other.” – David B.

Fowler Elementary School

Mission: The mission of Fowler Elementary is to educate all students to the highest possible levels through a collaborative effort among staff, parents and community. We will learn together. Vision Statement: All student groups at Fowler Elementary will be the most successful students in the Wichita Falls Independent School District, leading the district in academic achievement. Goal: The staff will instill in every student, through a safe, supportive environment, the desire to become a self directed and successful life long learner.

Tania Rushing, principal Ray Dillard, assistant principal 5100 Ridgecrest Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 Phone: 940.720.3052 Fax: 940.720.3058

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

K-6 591 8:30 am - 3:30 pm blue & gold Mustangs

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Focus: Fowler emphasizes the cooperation of school, parents, and community to meet the individual needs of each student through a progressing, improving network of services. Programs: • Accelerated Reader • Wildscape • Choir • Student Council PTA • Gifted/Talented • Partners In Education • PAL Program • Staff Mentors • Dyslexia/MTA • Fowler Star • Safety Patrol • K-6 Computer Labs • Strings/Orchestra • Basic Skills • Homework Club • Helping Hands

Activities: • Spelling Bee • Mother’s Day Tea • Geography Bee • Field Trips • Assemblies • Jump Rope for Heart • Grandparents Day • Veteran’s Day • Art Auction • Drug Free Week • United Way Student Campaign

Shared Commitment M eet the needs of each child. U nderstand individual diverse needs of each child. S erious learning environments. T reat students, parents and colleagues with courtesy and respect. A ccept no limits. N ever give up. G o the extra mile for every child. S hare successes and celebrate together.

Fowler Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Science

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 95%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

95% 97% 87%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

97% 100% 87%

Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2007, 2006, 2004, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995 • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” School 2002

What students say about Fowler:

Grade 6 Reading Math

98% 98%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.9%

Students per teacher:

15.7

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 15.4 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

Comparable Improvement: • Mathematics

76.6% 9.6% 7.3% 0.8% 5.6% 28.8% 3.2% 20.5% 34.5%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 10.7% Bilingual/ESL 3.2% Gifted/Talented 6.3% Campus expenditure per student: $4,707

“I love going to Fowler because the teachers are great and the education is unbelievably awesome. I have so many friends and I learn something new every single day. It is very challenging and my teachers guide me every step of the way. They encourage us to do better and stick with it. Teachers also encourage you to make the right decisions.” – Emily H. “I was new to Fowler this year. Everything here was a new experience, but also a good experience. Everyone here is great and when you need a friend, one is waiting just around the corner. The teachers are awesome and they make learning fun. That’s why I love Fowler.” – Rachel W. “I like going to Fowler because the teachers are great, there are a lot of cool books to read and the playground is awesome. Fowler has the best elementary teachers in the state. Fowler has many after school activities such as choir, Number Sense, Yearbook Club and Flight Club. At the end of the year, the choir even competes against other school choirs from around the state.” – Collin P. “I like coming to Fowler because all of the teachers are nice. We need to learn and that is exactly what we do here. This school is the cleanest elementary school in Wichita Falls. This school is also where all of my family members (aunts, uncles, parents) have gone to school. That is why I like Fowler.” – Makaely S.

Ben Franklin Elementary School

Opened in 1927 with six classrooms, Ben Franklin Elementary School has grown to accommodate over 480 students who take pride in our tradition of educational excellence. The campus is conveniently located in a lovely historic area which provides a quiet, safe learning environment for students to enjoy. Ben Franklin is known for: Consistent recognition for students’ academic achievements • TEA “Recognized Campus” 2006, 2004, 1998, 1997, 1995 • TEA “Exemplary Campus” 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 • “Just for the Kids”, Five Star School 2002, 2001

Kim Meyer, principal Cynthia Kohl, assistant principal 2112 Speedway Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 Phone: 940.720.3142 Fax: 940.720.3284

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

K-6 482 8:30 am - 3:30 pm blue & white Lions

Challenging curriculum focusing on high student expectations • LEAD (Gifted and Talented Program) • Basic Skills, Dyslexia, Special Ed, and tutorial classes • Exciting grade level thematic units • School uniform policy Active parent/community participation in the life of our school • Active PTA with 100% parent membership • Parents as mentors, tutors & classroom helpers • Vibrant Partners In Education (PIE) program maximizes school/community interaction Extra-Curricular opportunities for students • Orchestra • Choir • Student Council • Franklin Flash Newspaper • Safety Patrol • Peer Mediation Teams Ben Franklin Mission Statement: To educate all children to reach their full potential through an encouraging partnership with school, family, and community. Ben Franklin Student Pledge: I am proud to be a Ben Franklin Lion. As amember of the pride, I pledge to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. “Roar”

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Ben Franklin Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Science

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

93% 92%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

84% 67% 85%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

93% 89% 81%

Grade 6 Reading Math

93% 79%

What students say about Franklin: “I like Ben Franklin because we do cool labs in science class.” – Sarah “I like Ben Franklin’s library.” – Connor “The teachers help us a lot with our school work when we need it.” – Maria “We have lots of activities we can participate in.” – Montana “My teachers are always helpful.” – Jackie

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data

“I like the colorful halls.” – Brionna

Attendance Rate:

96.3%

“I like being involved in Student Council.” – Chris

Students per teacher:

14.7

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.9 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

“I like the projects we do for our community.” – Faith “I like PE class and art projects.” – Andie

58.3% 27.0% 9.8% 1.0% 3.9% 49.3% 9.4% 22.4% 50.7%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 16.2% Bilingual/ESL 8.8% Gifted/Talented 6.1% Campus expenditure per student: $4,849

“We have really nice teachers.” – Ghislaine

Kate Haynes Elementary School

Kate Haynes Elementary School provides students opportunities to develop problem solving skills by exploring curricular applications through engineering in an advanced engineering lab. Focus: At Kate Haynes there is an attitude of cooperation between parents and school, a strong, creative staff committed to meeting the individual needs of our students, and parents who are active and supportive in school endeavors.

Ronda Hall, principal 1705 Katherine Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 Phone: 940.716.2875 Fax: 940.716.2877

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 241 8:30 am - 3:30 pm green & yellow Roadrunner

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Programs: Technology & Engineering Labs, Multimedia Presentation Station, Project-Base Learning, Higher Order Thinking Skills, computer lab, Title One, Gifted & Talented, Special Education programs, and mentoring programs through Partners In Education and PALS. Student Involvement: Chess Club, award winning Safety Patrol, spelling and geography bees, instruction in string instruments, Math Blasters, Writer of the Month, and many others! School Goal: We are committed to providing an atmosphere of learning to meet the needs of all students in order that they may become self-directed lifelong learners.

Kate Haynes Elementary School

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 87%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

97% 97% 93%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

90% 97% 81%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 89%

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Writing • Commended on Science Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2007, 2006, 2001, 1999, 1997

What students say about Haynes: “It’s cool! The science projects are fun.” – James W. “Great teachers!” – Aaron M.

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.9%

Students per teacher:

12.8

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 15.2 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

45.6% 15.8% 35.7% 1.7% 1.2% 67.2% 0.8% 33.3% 45.2%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 12.4% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 3.3% Campus expenditure per student: $6,288

“They teach you to be a good person.” – Devon D. “Kate Haynes is the greatest school ever! All of the teachers are nice.” – Jalan A. “It is a very nice school and I like the teachers.” – Sienna P. “It is smaller and has fewer students in each class. – Jacelyn O. “Kate Haynes has a cool engineering magnet.” – Adam L.

Sam Houston Elementary School

Curriculum: Sam Houston Elementary offers an enriched project based curriculum. Through the use of various project models the students will be able to internalize abstract concepts. The study of chess will be the motivating tool that will help teach logical reasoning.

Omar Montemayor, principal

Participation in clubs will help to stir the creative nature of the students. Clubs and activities are: Chess Club Math Club Student Council Model Building Club Popular Art Science Club Kritter Klub

2500 Grant Wichita Falls, Texas 76309 Phone: 940.720.3040 Fax: 940.720.3059

Teaching respect, trustworthiness, caring, citizenship, and fairness in class and group settings develops the character traits that will help the students become responsible citizens in today’s world.

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

K-6 420 8:30 am - 3:30 pm turquoise & purple Hornets

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Sam Houston’s overall curriculum ensures that each student receives an education in logic, creativity, and responsibility. Additional Programs: • Tutoring • Homework Assistance (after school 3:30-4:45 pm) • Gifted and Talented • Content Mastery • Speech Therapy • ESL/Bilingual • Accelerated Reading • Adaptive P.E. • Resource/Behavior Adjustment Community Support: • Partners In Education • PALS • MSU collaboration • Parent Teacher Association • Parental Involvement • Volunteers Accolades: • Texas Recognized School 2006, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996 • State Chess Champions 2004 • Regional Chess Champions 2003, 2002, 2001 • Regional Chess Runner Up 2004

Sam Houston Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

98% 83%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

79% 87% 77%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

81% 97% 57%

Grade 6 Reading Math

97% 91%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.2%

Students per teacher:

13.2

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 13.1 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

32.1% 56.8% 8.6% 0.7% 1.7% 83.7% 19.8% 24.9% 62.0%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 13.6% Bilingual/ESL 18.8% Gifted/Talented 1.0% Campus expenditure per student: $5,577

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Mathematics Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2006, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996

What students say about Houston: “The school is fun and I learn my stuff and get better grades. The teachers and students are nice to me.” – Kerrick H. “The principal cares about me and challenges me to rise to the top.” – Oscar N. “I like how people treat each other and the classes because they do projects. I like it here because I have friends and because I learn more here than in California.” – Yvonka R.

Huey Elementary Montessori Plant and Animal Kingdom

New School Coming Fall 2008

Mission: Our mission at Huey Montessori is to provide an educational environment for children that will encourage their desire to learn build their confidence and self esteem, develop wholesome appreciation and attitudes, and bring together the school and family. Instructional programs: • English as a Second Language, Pre-K-6th grade • Multicultural Education • Computer Education • Rosetta Stone Language Program Community Involvement Programs: • Adult Education classes • Child Care, Inc. • PALS Program • P.I.E. Mentor Program

Dotsie Mergerson, principal Julie Linthicum, assistant principal 1513 N. 6th St. Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 Phone: 940.720.3140 Fax: 940.720.3287

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 307 8:30 am - 3:30 pm red & white Hawks

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Huey’s students are offered an enriched educational experience through Montessori hands-on activities, materials, and exposure to the Montessori curriculum and philosophy. Every child is treated as an individual with an emphasis on independent inquiry, self-paced learning, and working cooperatively in small group settings. Huey’s program promotes a safe, caring community, in which all students can learn and feel successful.

Huey Elementary Montessori Plant and Animal Kingdom

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Exemplary 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

97% 90%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

87% 90% 100%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

93% 100% 90%

Grade 6 Reading Math

96% 100%

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Mathematics, 2007, 2006 • Commended on Reading, 2006, 2005 • Commended in Writing, 2005 • Commended on Science, 2007, 2006, 2005 • Magnet Schools of Texas Merit Award, 2002 • Magnet Schools of Distinction, 2000 Comparable Improvement: • Mathematics 2007, 2006, 2005 • Reading/English Language Arts, 2007 Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” School 2007 • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2006, 2004, 2001 • Texas PTA Area 4 Outstanding Membership Award, 2006-2007

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.6%

Students per teacher:

13.3

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 12.3 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

24.4% 69.1% 4.6% 1.0% 1.0% 85.7% 20.2% 25.5% 40.7%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 9.1% Bilingual/ESL 19.9% Gifted/Talented 3.6% Campus expenditure per student: $5,549

What students say about Huey: “Huey’s Science Lab is great because I like our animals and learning about nature.” – Brandon V. “I like how hard all our teachers work to make kids understand.” – Bonnie L. “Our teachers help us with our work, and our classes are fun.” – Devon G.

Jefferson Elementary School

We are proud of the excellent staff at Jefferson, the climate of our school, student success, high test scores, an outstanding PTA, extracurricular activities, and our many Partners In Education. Goals: Jefferson Elementary School has a vision for all students to develop a constructive set of values which will enable them to accept the responsibility of their own actions, thus increasing their self esteem and making them become productive members of society.

W. Pat Page, principal Sandy Camp, assistant principal 4628 Mistletoe Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 Phone: 940.720.3050 Fax: 940.692.5893

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 490 8:30 am - 3:30 pm black & gold Jaguars

Focus: To develop successful, lifelong learners and make Jefferson a GREAT PLACE TO LEARN! Jefferson Elementary provides many opportunities for students to excel with their special talents and skills. Student Activities: • Cultural Arts Competitions • Accelerated Reader Program • Choir • Young Explorers • Strings/Orchestra • Student Council • Safety Patrol • PTA Bluebonnet Reading club • Cool Math Dudes • Jefferson Audio/Visual (JAV) Team Student Expectations: • intellectual growth • social interaction • self discipline • self esteem • responsibility • an appreciation of cultural diversity • stimulating curriculum Instructional Strategies: • Learning Styles • Shurley Method of Teaching Grammar • Computer Lab • Saxon Phonics • Distance Education Lab

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Jefferson Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 75%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

95% 78% 96%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

98% 100% 93%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 90%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

97.2%

Students per teacher:

16.0

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 16.7 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

68.2% 15.8% 11.2% 1.1% 3.7% 37.1% 0.9% 18.4% 46.1%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 12.7% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 4.2% Campus expenditure per student: $4,866

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Writing • Commended on Science Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts Faculty Recognition/Awards: • Texas Recognized Campus: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997 • Texas Exemplary Campus: 2002 • District 9 Outstanding PTA: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 • Home of District Elementary Teacher of the Year: 2005, 2001

What students say about Jefferson: “Jefferson has changed my life drastically. I have blossomed so much since I came to Jefferson. The teachers have helped me so much, and I am so glad that I came here.”– DeMointé W. “I like coming to Jefferson because we learn what we need to learn. I like that all the teachers are nice even when we do something wrong.”– Ciarra H. “One thing that I like about Jefferson is that all the teachers are really nice, and they make you understand the subjects well. They also make the days fun while you are still learning. Everything about Jefferson is really cool. It is the best school ever!” – Hunter S. “The thing I like the most about Jefferson is that it is a no bully zone. I also like that the teachers always help you if you’re struggling.” – Ada B.

Lamar International Baccalaureate World School

Our mission is to: • Provide an exemplary educational program that challenges and empowers our students to be lifelong knowledge seekers with a sense of global responsibility Our focus is to provide: • Structured inquiry and research as a vehicle for learning • Learning opportunities that are relevant and engaging in the classroom as well as in the world outside • Transdisciplinary themes that often transcend conventional subject boundaries • Exposure to a variety of cultures and attitudes that make for the richness of life

Gail Anderson, principal Lori Heskett, assistant principal 2206 Lucas Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.720.3151 Fax: 940.720.3242

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-4 408 8:30 am - 3:30 pm blue & green Indian

Our children can expect from Lamar: • Inquiry based activities that provide observation, exploration, and reflection • To become critical and compassionate learners and thinkers • To shape the direction of inquiry themes by their interests and questions • The opportunity for meaningful research starting at the pre-k level • To use technology as an integral and daily part of their learning • To apply and assess their own learning by the use of portfolios and student led conferences • To attend weekly Spanish, art, music, science lab, and P.E. classes, and have the opportunity to try out for the Lamar Choir Our parents can expect from Lamar: • To be an integral part of educating your child by: - providing resources, input, and help with all inquiry based units - attending student classes, assemblies, field trips, conferences, weekly family reading nights, parent workshops, PTA meetings and programs • A staff who gives importance to your opinions, views, and suggestions • A safe, inviting, and caring environment

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Lamar International Baccalaureate World School Accountability rating: Recognized 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 90%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

95.3%

Students per teacher:

13.2

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 10.3 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

24.5% 38.5% 34.3% 2.7% 0.0% 89.5% 15.9% 24.0% 65.7%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 14.7% Bilingual/ESL 17.2% Gifted/Talented 0.2% Campus expenditure per student: $6,324

Awards and Honors Awards: • 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997 - Recognized Campus rating from TEA for TAKS scores in math and reading • 2004, 2000 - Exemplary Campus rating from TEA for TAKS scores in math and reading • 2005 - Big Apple Award for WFISD Top United Way Contributor • 2004 - Title I, Part A Distinguished Performance School in Texas • 2004 and 2005 - Glenn Hendricks Magnet Schools of Texas Merit Award • 2004-05 - MSA Magnet School of Distinction • 2003 - winner of the third grade Wings Math competition for the WFISD • 2003 - WFISD Teacher of the Year at Lamar

What students say about Lamar: “I like growing things in my garden box and I like to play the ladybug game.” – Casey C. “The teachers let me work on the computers. I learned EXCEL, how to use Kidspiration, how to do Power Points and use the internet to do research. I am a member of the Lamar Choir and that is lots of fun!” – Savannah H. “We studied about celebrations and I discovered that people all over the world have different celebrations for different things.” – Corey H. “We’re working on finding out about all kinds of forests and we have built a rainforest in the hallway of our school.” – Aaliya J.

McGaha Academy Elementary School

New School Coming Fall 2008

Goals: • Provide a noncompetitive learning environment • Promote parent and community involvement • Develop basic academic skills at the highest levels possible • Promote the development of students’ self-discipline • Develop task commitment, self-motivation and responsibility • Integrate music and art into the curriculum Focus: To research and develop innovative practices in order to celebrate diversity, personalize education and identify and build upon each student’s strengths.

Joyce Shepard, principal Kim Garratt, assistant principal 1615 Midwestern Pkwy. Wichita Falls, Texas 76302 Phone: 940.720.3153 Fax: 940.720.3238

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors:

K-6 360 8:30 am - 3:30 pm red, white & blue

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Expectations for children: • To understand their role as productive members of society • To design and present projects related to areas of interest • Involvement in a learning environment in which multiple intelligences are explored and strengthened • Opportunities to reach their maximum potential

McGaha Academy Magnet McGaha Academy offers students an academy environment with standardized dress where all students are challenged to the limits of their abilities. The students may begin in kindergarten taking Suzuki violin lessons. Students also participate in producing the McGaha Morning News program and an electronic keyboard program in music classes. With a creative arts emphasis, students study music appreciation, strings, music theory, and choral techniques.

McGaha Academy Elementary School

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Exemplary 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 91%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

96% 98% 98%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

91% 100% 91%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 97%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.9%

Students per teacher:

14.6

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 10.1 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

62.5% 23.3% 11.1% 0.6% 2.5% 50.3% 2.2% 19.2% 42.2%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 12.8% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 3.3% Campus expenditure per student: $4,657

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Writing • Commended on Science Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts Awards: • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” School 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997 • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2004, 2000, 1995

What students say about McGaha: “I like it that at McGaha mostly everyone is friends and everyone gets along in my class. There aren’t a lot of fights and we have very good teachers that actually care about whether we get a good education or not.” – BC “I’m so glad that my parents picked for me to go to McGaha. It is the best school in the district and we have the best teachers I could ever ask for. We are an exemplary school and I am always getting smarter. I absolutely love McGaha! And I am kind of sad this is my last year.” – SS “I really love McGaha. I came here in 4th grade and it seems that I learned so much more than in my old school. All the teachers explain everything when you don’t get it and they make it really fun. It is really cool to see how much you learn here.” – ML “McGaha is a school about nothing but learning. The teachers are nice, respectful and they make learning fun. The students are also nice and it is fun being here.” – EH “I love to be at McGaha because they have a lot of good kids. It is a great school and it has great teachers and a great principal, smart kids and really awesome classes. We have a great safety patrol, show choir, student council and Geography bee.” – NB

Ben Milam Elementary School

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a school environment which will motivate, challenge, and support our students in developing skills which will prepare them for successful lives in the future. ACADEMICS: Ben Milam’s curriculum enriches students’ strengths and empowers children to be responsible for their learning and decision making. At Milam Elementary we strive to establish a strong foundation in which great leaders may grow.

Pat Baggs, principal Kathy Dickerson, assistant principal 2960 Stearns Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 Phone: 940.720.3045 Fax: 940.720.3074

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K-6 467 8:30 am - 3:30 pm orange & black Bengals

Ben Milam Elementary School . . . Where We Go The Extra Mile!

Our curriculum also includes: • Academic extra-curricular activities: WINGS, UIL, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Number Sense • Cooperative Groups • Academic/Citizenship Awards • Cross Grade Buddy Classes • Educational Field Trips • Writing Wall for Our Awesome Authors • Inclusion • Field and Track Day • LEAD • Fine Arts: Orchestra and Choir • Computer Lab • Peer Tutoring/Tutorials (before, during, after school) • MSU Internship Program There are many other extra-curricular activities that occur seasonally in addition to new activities and program which are developed each year. Milam Family Readers A nationally recognized school program where families and schools come together with a common goal for reading success. Each family and staff member receives a novel and reading guide. They read at home with their family and discuss weekly at school. This gives each student and faculty member a common language from which to communicate. Milam Pledge I pledge allegiance to my future and the Ben Milam Bengals ... to do my best, show respect, and be accountable for my actions. Ben Milam is a better place because of me.

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Milam’s PIE Partners Albertson’s Bath & Body Works Faith Baptist Church Olive Garden Pizza Hut (Kemp)

Plants on the Run Spa Bella Taco Mayo (Kemp) Union Square Federal Credit Union

Ben Milam Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

94% 77%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

94% 98% 100%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

98% 96% 82%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 94%

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Science • Commended on Writing Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts Awards: • 1st Place, Elementary UIL Academic School Competition, 2008 • UIL District Winner 2006, 2005 • First WFISD Texas Recognized School Award, 1992 • Texas Recognized School Award 2007, 2006, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 • Selected Regional Inclusion Initiative Model • Total Quality School Award Recipient

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.6%

What students say about Milam:

Students per teacher:

15.1

“The school looks nice and the teachers know how to make learning easier for me.” – Sintera M.

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 12.8 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

65.9% 19.0% 11.3% 0.4% 3.3% 48.3% 1.0% 19.1% 43.9%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 13.8% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 2.3% Campus expenditure per student: $4,886

“Our school has such a nice and caring staff. People are friendly when you come in and I feel welcome” – Freya E. “I like the teachers a lot. I love how they make cool activities for us to do. They are really nice!” – Lauren B.

Sheppard AFB Elementary School

Sheppard offers a unique educational opportunity in the Wichita Falls Independent School District in two major ways.

The first way is location. Constructed in 1953 by an act of the 81st U.S. Congress, SAFB Elementary School mirrors the growth and diversity on Sheppard Air Force Base. Sheppard is located on Sheppard Air Force Base and, in today’s world, the issue of security and student safety is a priority.

301 Anderson Wichita Falls, Texas 76311 Phone: 940.716.2950 Fax: 940.716.2960

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

K-6 286 8:30 am - 3:30 pm royal blue & gold Jets

The second way is the willingness of Sheppard to open its doors to the educational needs of the students. This is done by unit lessons to the wet lands, utilizing the civil engineering department, the study of soil conservation, recycling projects and the use of a flight simulator.

Together, this offers a unique and integrated learning environment, but is not limited to just the ones mentioned earlier. Other opportunities offered at Sheppard Air Force Base Elementary School include: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Campus Academic Achievement Awards School Safety Patrol Campus Safety Plan Parent/Community Involvement Volunteer Opportunities Community Partnerships Extra Curricular activities Leadership Opportunities Enrichment Clubs Parent Teacher Association Award Winning Choir Honoring POW/MIA and Iwo Jima Veterans Student Council

SOARING ABOVE THE REST!!!!

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Sheppard Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Exemplary

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Reading/English Language Arts • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Science • Gold Performance 2005 • Exemplary School 2007, 2002, 2001, 2000 • Recognized School 2006, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998, 1995 • Title I Distinguished 2004 • Title I National Distinguished 2004 • Texas Successful School by TEA 1994-1995 • Total Quality School 1995 & 1993

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 97%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

93% 89% 96%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

100% 100% 100%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 95%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.8%

Students per teacher:

12.6

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 13.2 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

62.9% 13.6% 19.2% 0.3% 3.8% 46.2% 0.0% 37.6% 29.0%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 10.8% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 2.8% Campus expenditure per student: $5,397

Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts

What students say about Sheppard: “Sheppard has a goal to help you get a good education and to learn how to work with others.” - Y. Moon “Older children got to help younger children and it is a good learning experience.” - M. Fields “All the teachers at Sheppard AFB Elementary are learning just like students.” - E. Peterson

Washington/Jackson International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Candidate School

Philosophy/Goal Through student-centered activities driven by a research based program, students discover how to learn in a way that fosters lifelong learning. Washington/Jackson’s goal is to lead children to see the relevance of what they learn. The mission of Washington-Jackson Elementary Magnet School is to enable and develop compassionate and critical thinkers who reflect intellectual and cultural diversity and are empowered to apply the lessons of the classroom to the realities of the world.

Tim Callaway, principal Russell Bryant, assistant principal 1300 Harding Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.720.3145 Fax: 940.720.3168

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

Pre-K, K, 1, 4, 5 & 6 361 8:30 am - 3:30 pm royal blue & white Leopards

Magnet Theme International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program This prestigious international program combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all children. Its rigorous and comprehensive curriculum focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds by leading students to see the value of how they apply knowledge and respond to the needs of mankind. Accomplishments Washington/Jackson has a proud record as an elementary magnet school. As a math-science-technology magnet school it won the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation. With its quest to find more innovative and comprehensive ways to lead to student achievement, Washington/Jackson chose to pursue the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program as its magnet program. The faculty has proven its ability to implement the program and has been granted candidate school status by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Washington/ Jackson is currently completing the final stages of the authorization process to become an authorized IB world school. Extended Day Clubs Art Club, Chess Club, Choir, Geography Bee, Master Gardeners, Morning News Crew, Number Sense, Orchestra, Robotics Club, Safety Patrol and Student Ambassadors

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Special Features The Washington/Jackson campus offers facilities unique from any other elementary campus in the WFISD. The Washington/Jackson Primary Years Program provides foreign language instruction, and students have everyday use of laptops to engage in research driven units of inquiry. In addition, Washington/Jackson has three full-size science labs, greenhouse and ponds utilizing hydroponic and aquaponic systems, an international space station simulator, a forensics investigative lab station, separate classrooms for Spanish, art and music instruction, a research/project room, an auditorium, a track, tennis courts and a gymnasium.

Washington/Jackson Awards and Honors International Baccalaureate Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Science Primary Years Program Comparable Improvement: Candidate School Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

67% 78% 81%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

91% 97% 74%

Grade 6 Reading Math

95% 79%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.1%

Students per teacher:

12.0

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.1 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

16.9% 23.0% 58.4% 0.6% 1.1% 87.5% 2.5% 18.5% 39.9%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 16.1% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 3.6% Campus expenditure per student: $6,777

• Reading/English Language Arts • Mathematics

Awards: • #1 Magnet School in America awarded by Magnet Schools of America 1999 • Four Star School by Texas Monthly • “Phenomenal Elementary” by Images Magazine • Successful School Award by Texas Education Agency • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997 • Exemplary School by Magnet Schools of Texas

What students say about Washington/Jackson: “You learn by experiencing the real thing – not just something out of a book. Using a laptop gives you so many better ways to present your work.” – Wesley G. “The teachers are the best part! They teach with hands-on activities. Research is more fun and faster using a laptop. I will have an advantage in junior high because I have learned so many neat ways to present what I have researched.” – Ashlee S. “I like the clubs after school. In Robotics Club, you work with electronics and Lego. The Masters Gardeners really work in a greenhouse and feed the turtles in the ponds. I love having a laptop – it’s a lot better than having to carry a ton of textbooks.” – Sean D.

West Foundation Elementary School

Lisa Wester, principal Kim Smith, assistant principal 5220 Lake Wellington Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 Phone: 940.720.3080 Fax: 940.720.3082

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

K-6 422 8:30 am - 3:30 pm maroon, silver & navy Wolf

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

West Foundation Elementary, the “School for the 21st Century”, is a K-6 school that opened August 1996 in a beautiful new housing area with a view of Lake Wellington. The school was designed to provide maximum flexibility for interdisciplinary teaching, with technology receiving primary importance in all areas due to a generous grant by the West Foundation. West Foundation Elementary, in partnership with Midwestern State University, is a Professional Development School for preservice and inservice teacher education. Goals: The guiding principles of the education program at West Foundation are • using researched based educational practices to gain academic success; • using technology as a transparent medium for learning; • placing an emphasis on lifetime learning; • fostering individual responsibility for self and for the school community; and • providing high expectations for all students to reach their individual potential. Parent Expectations: In a safe, calm environment, the district curriculum is taught by a highly committed and trained faculty. Most faculty members are G/T certified and provide enrichment opportunities for all students. Tutorials and Basic Skills sessions are provided for students who need some additional help to ensure their success, and a school-wide inclusion model is used for special education students. Interactive video, Internet, laser disks, CD ROM’s, multimedia systems, networked video retrieval systems, large screen presentation with surround sound capabilities, multiple computers, automated library/media center, Accelerated Reader and the Lightspan program are available technology for the students and faculty. Extra-curricular activities such as Student Council, Sci-Tech Club, choir, orchestra, band, Number Sense, safety patrol, and Book Clubs help round out the education of our students. The PTA and our Partners In Education are very active in supporting the programs at West Foundation. The faculty is committed to a high level of communication between the school, our families, and our community partners.

West Foundation Elementary

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 3 Reading Math

100% 90%

Grade 4 Reading Math Writing

87% 87% 93%

Grade 5 Reading Math Science

98% 100% 92%

Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 91%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.9%

Students per teacher:

14.5

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.1 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

67.8% 12.3% 13.5% 0.7% 5.7% 25.1% 1.4% 15.5% 42.2%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 10.7% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 6.6% Campus expenditure per student: $4,685

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Mathematics • Commended on Science Comparable Improvement: • Reading/English Language Arts • Mathematics Awards: • 2nd Place, Elementary UIL Academic School Competition, 2008 • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” School 2004, 2002, 2001 • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2007, 2006, 2000, 1999, 1997

What students say about West Foundation: “The staff and students at West Foundation make me feel at home. It gives me joy that I don’t have to travel to another school just to feel at home and welcome.” – D’Quan H. “I like West Foundation because it has good teachers who treat me with respect. The kids also treat me with respect and aren’t mean to me.” – Shawn W. “I like West Foundation because the bullying has stopped and also because I don’t have to wear uniforms like other schools.” – Jordan H. “I think the teachers are the best thing about West Foundation because they teach us things that can help us succeed in the next grade.” – Mary Catherine F.

Barwise Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Linda Muehlberger, principal J. D. Allen, assistant principal 3807 Kemp Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 Phone: 940.720.3035 Fax: 940.692.2372

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

7-8 522 7:45 am - 2:55 pm green & white Bobcat

Mission Statement: The mission of Barwise Junior High, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, is to prepare students to be life-long learners and to develop each student’s creative potential. A Proud History: Barwise Junior High was established in 1956 and named after the “First Citizen of Wichita Falls,” Judge Joseph H. Barwise. Barwise has earned an outstanding reputation through academic excellence, student participation in campus sports and activities, and service to community projects. Our students involved with the Builder’s Club have won international recognition and have won the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award. Among the faculty are West Teaching Excellence Award winners, Teacher of the Year nominees, andWFISD Foundation IDEA and Innovative Grant recipients.

School Experiences: Parents and students can expect a safe learning environment where students are prepared for high school and beyond. Barwise Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is designed to develop the interests, skills, and abilities of students in the arts. The arts are presented as an integral part of a strong academic program. The instructional programs provide the students with specialized studies in: theater, vocal music, band, guitar, orchestra, piano, painting, drawing, sculpture and clay, graphic design, and airbrushing. An interdisciplinary approach is used to link all areas of study with the arts. All classes are designed to promote the student’s natural capacities for judgment, critical analysis, and creative problem solving. “The life of the arts, far from being a distraction to the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.” -J.F. Kennedy

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Barwise Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 7 Reading Math Writing

92% 86% 97%

Grade 8 Reading Math Science Social Studies

90% 74% 59% 90%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

93.7%

Students per teacher:

14.1

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.1 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

53.6% 26.2% 16.5% 1.3% 2.3% 60.5% 2.3% 18.3% 46.4%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 21.8% Bilingual/ESL 1.5% Gifted/Talented 4.8% Career/Technology 18.2% Campus expenditure per student: $5,464

• 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Social Studies Achievement Award Winners • 2005-06 Geography Bee Winner to State Competition • 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Math Counts Team Advanced to State Competition • 2004-2005, 2006-2007 Advanced Choir - UIL Sweepstakes Winners • 2006-2007 Solo & Ensemble Contest Winners • Multi-year Award Winning Bobcat Band • Annual PTA Reflections Contest Winners • 2005-2006 Builder’s Club Recognized by Kiwanis Club International as Outstanding Community Service Organization • Optimist Club Outstanding Youth Winners • Pan American Student Forum Language Competition Winners

What students say about Barwise: “Even though junior high classes are a lot harder than elementary classes, teachers are nice and let you come in before and after school for extra help.” – Susan T. “Theater Arts encourages you to be more outgoing and less shy so that you have the confidence to speak out.” – Italia M. “Choir is fun because you get to go places and sing your heart out!” – Amber G. “Our band is the smallest in the town, but we really pack a punch.” – Zac H. “The teachers are really supportive of you and make sure that you are doing the best that you can. They treat you with respect.” – Cody M. “The fine arts classes give you confidence and inspire you to be more creative.” – Peyton B.

Kirby International Baccalaureate World Academy

Dee Palmore, principal Amanda Stafford, assistant principal 1715 Loop 11 Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 Phone: 940.716.2900 Fax: 940.716.2915

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

7-8 445 7:45 am - 2:55 pm orange & white Hounds

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Students attending Kirby have the unique opportunity to participate in an outstanding educational program created by merging the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program with an established, nationally recognized math-science-technology magnet. Project based learning, integrated units, high expectations, outstanding electives, an open, warm atmosphere, terrific students and excellent teachers make Kirby a special place to learn. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) emphasizes a broad and balanced education which focuses on values as well as intellect. Students study all major disciplines, including English, French or Spanish, humanities, sciences, mathematics, the arts, technology and physical education. IBMYP courses approach topics from a variety of points or view, including the perspectives of other cultures. The program aims to enable students to: • recognize the extent to which knowledge is interrelated, • learn to communicate effectively in a variety of ways, • develop a sense of personal and cultural identity and a respect for themselves and others, and • acquire insights into local and global concerns affecting health, the community and the environment. The Middle Years Program combined with a math, science, technology focus and outstanding electives provide a challenging and enriching curriculum. Mathematics incorporates algebra concepts and problem solving into all math courses. Advanced students may earn up to two high school credits in Algebra. Science focuses on laboratory investigation. Sixty percent of instructional time is spent in hands-on activities where students are scientists. With laptops available for all students and wireless networking, technology is used in every classroom. Kirby’s electives are incredible. In addition to music, art, and sports, students may choose Aerospace, Physics, Robotics, Horticulture, Humanities, International Investigations, Drama, Number Sense, Multimedia Technology, Digital Media, Programming, or Tech Lab. Kirby is proud to have been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education and as the Number One Magnet School in America by the Magnet Schools of American Organization.

Kirby International Baccalaureate World Academy

Awards and Honors • 2005 Magnet School of Distinction (Magnet Schools of America)

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable

• 2005 Glen Hendricks Magnet School of Merit (Magnet Schools of Texas) • 2004 Glen Hendricks Magnet School of Merit (Magnet Schools of Texas)

2006-2007 TAKS Scores

• 2003 Magnet School of Merit (Magnet Schools of Texas)

Grade 7 Reading Math Writing

86% 69% 93%

• 2003 Honor Roll Best Performing Middle Schools (TBEC/ Just for the Kids)

Grade 8 Reading Math Science Social Studies

91% 66% 66% 91%

• 2002 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (US Dept. of Education) • 2001 Dr. Ronald Simpson Distinguished Magnet School of Merit - #1 Magnet School in America (Magnet Schools of America) • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

95.3%

What students say about Kirby:

Students per teacher:

11.3

“I think the community and service projects make Kirby great because you can help others and also help yourself.” – Karen P.

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 9.3 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

34.2% 23.1% 38.7% 0.9% 3.1% 68.5% 4.0% 19.6% 42.9%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 24.7% Bilingual/ESL 3.1% Gifted/Talented 5.4% Career/Technology 24.5% Campus expenditure per student: $6,685

“I think the IB program here at Kirby is good because it always connects to the real world and helps us prepare for the future.” – Melanie S. “The MYP program helps push students past the level of their comfort zone in learning. It helps them learn as much as possible. It Rocks!” – Paige S. “Kirby is the best because we have an academic process that no other school can beat.” – Tera R. “What makes Kirby Junior High a great school is the encouragement to take advanced classes and the technology courses to prepare us for the future.” – Mary Elizabeth C. “The IB program gives you more opportunities and makes you work harder. The curriculum is bigger and since it is bigger, it makes you work faster, which gives you skills that you will use later in life.” – Spencer M. “What makes Kirby’s program a good program you ask? When I was in elementary, I was so bored. I knew all the stuff everybody was just learning. Then I came here. I am now being challenged in my classes. It had a big impact on me, but I love it. My old classes never made me think or strive like my new classes! It’s great! And I have friends that are thinking and striving right along with me!” – Anthony G.

McNiel Global Communications Magnet

Carol English, principal James McBride, assistant principal 4712 Barnett Rd. Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 Phone: 940.720.3030 Fax: 940.720.3032

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

7-8 614 7:45 am - 2:55 pm silver, black & white Mustangs

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

McNiel Junior High School -- a bright, spacious school with a student center, media center with internet access, computer lab with internet access, three science labs, large hallways, three academic pods, two gyms, weight room, group music rooms with practice rooms, and large cafeteria with stage. Student Courses: • Pre-AP courses are offered for both 7th & 8th graders in English, history, science, and math • 56% of this year’s students are enrolled in a Pre-AP course • High School Credit Courses: Algebra I, Speech (Communications Applications), Health -- all three are requirements for graduation from high school • Assistance for TAKS is given during the school day in tutorial style courses. After school tutorials are available. • Early dismissal program (tutoring & study hall) Student Clubs & Activities: • National Junior Honor Society • Student Council • Cheerleading • Pep Squad • Peer Mediators • Crime Stoppers • Youth Alive (student led Christian group) • FISH (student led Christian group) • FROG (Fully Rely on God: student Christian group) • FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) • SOCS (Students on Christ’s Side) - student led Christian group • Yearbook Staff • Newspaper Staff • Academic team incentives • Rangers (peer tutoring/mentoring) • Teens Make a Difference • SAI (college readiness/preparation) • 8th grade Disney Trip • Sports -- Cross Country, Tennis, Basketball, Track, Volleyball (girls), Football (boys), Soccer (8th Grade) Parent & Community Activities: We love to have parents and family involved both during and after school. We encourage parents to take an active role in the life of their teenager. Parents are welcome to volunteer, visit, eat lunch with students, and chaperone school events. Our PTA serves a vital role in our school. In addition, McNiel continually strives to involve students in a variety of community service projects and build a sense of supporting those in need. We have annual campus events to assist the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, the Children’s Miracle Network, the Red Cross and several in-building scholarship funds. McNiel offers an active athletic booster club, parent organizations for music, and monthly coffee with the principal.

McNiel Global Communications Magnet

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable

Awards: • Texas Education “Recognized” School 2006, 2002, 1998, 1996 • 100% of spring 2007 Algebra students passed the pre-AP high school credit final • 99 of 301 seventh graders qualified for Duke Talent Search • 32 West Awards for campus teachers • 4 WFISD Teachers of the Year • Region IX Teacher of the Year

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Social Studies

2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 7 Reading Math Writing

94% 84% 95%

Grade 8 Reading Math Science Social Studies

95% 77% 82% 95%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

96.2%

Students per teacher:

15.1

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 15.9 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

73.3% 13.2% 8.8% 0.8% 3.9% 31.9% 0.7% 10.9% 34.0%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 16.4% Bilingual/ESL 0.0% Gifted/Talented 9.4% Career/Technology 0.0% Campus expenditure per student: $5,792

What students say about McNiel: “I knew that McNiel would help my education and to meet new people. The teachers will love you like their own kids.” – Joann Q. “I heard it was a great school and all the teachers are nice. It is very organized.” – Lane H. “I chose McNiel because most of my friends came here and the classes are really appealing. You get an opportunity for future careers.” – Ashley Z.

Zundy Leadership Academy

Chad Brewster, principal Linda Young, assistant principal 1705 Polk Wichita Falls, Texas 76309 Phone: 940.235.1123 Fax: 940.720.3172

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

6-8 572 7:45 am - 2:55 pm purple & gold Eagles

The mission of Zundy Leadership Academy is to create leaders one student at a time. Our vision is to develop the individual talents of young people, teach them to transfer the classroom experience to the world, and to obtain the skills to be competitive in the twenty-first century. Zundy’s magnet program begins with an on-line curriculum that integrates content through skills, aligned both horizontally and vertically in the core subjects for grades six, seven, and eight. This curriculum is balanced, comprehensive and provides a framework of academic challenge. The curriculum is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and use problem solving daily. Technology integration is a vital component of the curriculum, and Zundy is fortunate to have four laptop carts containing 26 laptops each. Students have the ability to research and create at their desk, in every classroom. Zundy also utilizes two computer labs with instruction ranging from word processing to web page design. Zundy promotes activity-based learning in an academically rigorous program. Zundy also has a thriving 6th grade program. In this program our 6th graders have the opportunity to participate in a secondary school learning environment, with all of the requirements and responsibilities associated with attending a secondary school. Students can participate in the Pre Advanced Placement program for their core classes. Students participate in Physical Education every day and change classes each period. This has been a very successful program in our district and offers students a jumpstart to the junior high experience. Leadership is now an integral part of our magnet program. We believe building a student’s character and intrinsic determination will enhance his/her leadership qualities. Students who are given a purpose and direction in life will be successful in whatever path they choose to follow. Improving leadership skills will help lead a student through the remainder of their academic journey. Our school and community will benefit by challenging our students to develop into caring, driven and responsible citizens of tomorrow. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens serves as one of the curriculum strongholds for our leadership program.

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Zundy feels the most important issue in choosing a junior high school for your child is how prepared the child will be when he/ she reaches high school. Our magnet program is designed to meet the needs of all students regardless of high school attendance. The teachers and administration at Zundy are committed to your children. They spend hours of personal time creating new challenges and innovative lessons and will do what it takes to help them succeed. We prepare students to be independent learners and provide opportunities for all students to be successful.

Zundy Leadership Academy

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Recognized 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 6 Reading Math

100% 96%

Grade 7 Reading Math Writing

92% 82% 98%

Grade 8 Reading Math Science Social Studies

94% 81% 77% 97%

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Attendance Rate:

95.9%

Students per teacher:

17.7

Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 9.3 Student profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Low income Limited English Mobility rate: At-Risk

62.2% 27.4% 7.5% 0.9% 1.9% 40.4% 3.3% 13.1% 25.3%

Special Program enrollment: Special Education 14.0% Bilingual/ESL 2.1% Gifted/Talented 19.2% Career/Technology 0.0% Campus expenditure per student: $5,181

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Writing • Commended on Social Studies • Commended on Reading/ English Language Arts Awards: • 2005 Community Service Award • 2004 Gold Performance School • 2002 Magnet Schools of America Magnet School of Distinction • 2001 Glen Hendricks Magnet School Merit Award • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” 2007, 2001, 2000 • 1999 Exemplary HOSTS Math Program

What students say about Zundy: “What I like about Zundy is all the great people here and that we’re the only school that has six grade, plus we have lots of fun!” - Alexis G. “Zundy is a great school because the teachers are all nice, homework isn’t too heavy, I enjoy FCA, the choir program is awesome and I have many friends! - Sarah W. “I like the people here and the choir programs, plus Mr. Brewster is nice!” - Leyna Q. “Purple and Gold! Zundy is amazing! The teachers always know the best way to teach us. I make wonderful friends and the teachers encourage us to make friends and reach out! Go Eagles!” - Sam C. “I like Zundy because all the teachers are nice and there are fun activities here.” - Margaret S. “It is fun, the year goes by fast, and the teachers are real nice. It’s awesome!” - Braxton W. “Zundy Leadership Academy is an excellent school The 6th grade program is excellent including the chance of taking all Pre-AP classes to get prepared for 7th grade. The teachers are great and the classes are fun. It’s awesome!” - Chloe P.

Hirschi Math-Science IB Magnet High School

Wanda Jackson, principal Troy Farris, assistant principal Shannon Hill, assistant principal

3106 Borton Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 Phone: 940.716.2800 Fax: 940.716.2835

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

9-12 825 7:40 am - 2:45 pm columbia blue & red Husky

Hirschi provides a challenging and rewarding high school experience, including instruction that incorporates the latest and best technology. Hirschi IB Magnet High School is a comprehensive high school that also offers students challenging opportunities in four magnet areas: The International Baccalaureate, Medical, Aviation, and Multimedia Programs. Each magnet area offers an integrated curriculum that fosters student creativity, critical thinking, cooperative learning and independent projects/research. Medical partnerships, medical training, flight school, computer animation, and digital video production are just a few of these specialized courses. The school motto is All Students Want to Learn. Hirschi has served as a mentor to other schools that are interested in starting and maintaining similar programs. A full range of UIL athletic and academic opportunities are available. Hirschi has been an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program campus since 1998 and an authorized IB Middle Years Program since 2006. The IB Diploma is an international credential, and Hirschi teachers enjoy a partnership in grading student work with examiners from all around the world. The Technovation Plaza at Hirschi is the largest and first of its kind in the United States. In this high-tech environment students have the resources to do advanced engineering, science, math, and information processing. The digital recording studio allows for exemplary student video production. The Plaza is the ultimate resource for collaborative learning and problem solving. Hirschi focuses on academics, but also provides a positive learning environment where students are safe, comfortable and feel a part of the total educational experience.

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Hirschi High School Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 9 Reading 83% Math 49% Grade 10 English Language Arts 82% Math 62% Science 54% Social Studies 91% Grade 11 English Language Arts 89% Math 72% Science 66% Social Studies 95% 2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Advanced Course Completion: 31.8% 2006 College Entrance Exams SAT: Math 504 Verbal 476 Total 980 ACT: English 17.1 Math 19.2 Reading 19.1 Science 18.3 Composite 18.6 Attendance Rate: 93.9% Students per teacher: 11.6 Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 12.1 Student profile: White 37.9% Hispanic 20.4% African American 37.5% Native American 1.0% Asian 3.3% Low income 56.6% Limited English 1.7% Mobility rate: 24.2% At-Risk 46.2% Special Program enrollment: Special Education 18.3% Bilingual/ESL 0.8% Gifted/Talented 8.2% Career/Technology 69.8% Campus expenditure per student: $7,138

Awards and Honors • Magnet Schools of America Merit Award of Excellence: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 • Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction: 2004 • Magnet Schools of Texas Merit Award: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 • Telly Video Production Awards: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 • Videographer Award: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 • Videographer Award of Excellence: 2007 • Bronze Telly Award Studio Team: 2007 • Hirschi graduates currently attending MIT, Princeton, Boston University, Rice, Colorado St., MSU, UT, TX Tech, TX A&M, OSU, Prairie View A&M, Washington University, Cal State, UNT, Savannah College of Art & Design, Cameron U., Georgetown University, and more • 25% of student body taking an average of 3.5 advanced classes • 20% of seniors sit for International Exams: 92% of those students passed one or more IB exams • State Teacher of the Year 2005: Sherry Lindemann (History) • West Foundation Teaching Excellence Award Winners 2001 & 2004 (Sherry Lindemann), 2002 & 2004 (Trevor Wildman) 2005 (Elizabeth McBroom), 2006 (Anthony Newberry) • State TCTA President 2004-2005: Shelby Patrick • Band Sweepstakes Award: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006 • Crimestoppers Innovative Publicity State Award: 2007 • Student Council - Community Service State Award: 2006 & 2007 • Student Council - District Vice President School: 2007 • Girls Basketball District Runnerup: 2007 • Girls Basketball Bi-District Finalist: 2007 • Boys Basketball Bi-District Finalist: 2006 • Boys Basketball 3rd Place District: 2006 • Football Bi-District Finalist: 2006 • Football Tied for 2nd Place District: 2006 • Girls Track State Qualifiers: 2006 • Boys Track Regional Qualifiers: 2006 • Girls Track Regional Qualifiers: 2006 • Boys & Girls Swim Team Regional State Qualifiers: 2006 2006-2007 District UIL Awards: • One Act Play - Advanced to Area Regional Competition • News Writing - 2nd & 3rd Place • Feature Writing - 2nd Place • Headline Writing - 2nd Place • Calculator Applications - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place • Number Sense - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place • Mathematics - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Place • Science - 2nd & 4th Place • Literary Criticism -2nd Place • Current Events - 2nd Place • Team Titles - Journalism, Math, Calculator, Number Sense, 1st Place • Advancing to State Competition in Editorial Writing

Rider Center of Academic and Creative Excellence

Nat Lunn, principal Frank Farnsworth, assistant principal Judy McDonald, assistant principal Gary Rogers, assistant principal

4611 Cypress Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 Phone: 940.720.3000 Fax: 940.720.3002

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

9-12 1,792 7:45 am - 2:50 pm black & gold Raider

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Academic excellence in all courses of study is the major goal of Rider High School. The rigorous academic program offers all courses required for the state’s graduation plans. The high expectations of the faculty, staff, parents, and students enable Rider graduates to be successful students in college as well as productive, responsible, participating members of society. Rider offers students opportunities to earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Macroeconomics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics B, Physics C, Calculus A/B, Calculus B/C, Statistics, Art History, Studio Art, European History, Music Theory, Human Geography, Spanish and Latin. Students may also earn concurrent credit on the campus of Midwestern State University and concurrent/dual credit with Vernon College while attending Rider High School.

Rider High School

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 9 Reading 94% Math 69% Grade 10 English Language Arts 94% Math 76% Science 70% Social Studies 95% Grade 11 English Language Arts 95% Math 90% Science 87% Social Studies 98% 2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Advanced Course Completion: 30.0% 2006 College Entrance Exams SAT: Math 527 Verbal 518 Total

1,045

ACT: English 22.8 Math 22.6 Reading 23.6 Science 21.4 Composite 22.7 Attendance Rate: 95% Students per teacher: 16.5 Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 14.3 Student profile: White 79.1% Hispanic 9.4% African American 7.7% Native American 0.8% Asian 3.0% Low income 21.1% Limited English 0.7% Mobility rate: 13.7% At-Risk 35.7% Special Program enrollment: Special Education 11.8% Bilingual/ESL 0.4% Gifted/Talented 12.4% Career/Technology 57.7% Campus expenditure per student: $4,528

Gold Performance Acknowledgments: • Commended on Social Studies 2007, 2006 • AP/IB Results, 2007, 2006 Awards: • “Just for Kids High-Performing School” 2003 • Texas Education Agency “Recognized” Campus 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995 • Texas Education Agency “Exemplary” Campus 1997, 1996 • National Merit Semifinalists, Finalists, and Commended Students • National Hispanic Scholars • African-American National Achievement Semifinalists and Commended Students • AP Scholars, Scholars with Honors, and Scholars with Distinction

What a student says about Rider: “During my Rider High School tenure I have received a multitude of encouragement. The professionalism of each and every teacher has had a profound impact on my life. The curriculum was challenging, yet rewarding. I have learned the value of time management and increased my knowledge. I am thankful to Rider for providing me with a solid and strong foundation.” – Ashlea Poirot (Class of 2006)

Wichita Falls University and Career Center

Dr. Bob Mobley, principal John McCleskey, house principal Larry Menefee, house principal Stephanie Phillips, house principal 2149 Avenue H Wichita Falls, Texas 76309 Phone: 940.720.3177 Fax: 940.767.4248

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

9-12 1,477 7:45 am - 2:50 pm black & red Coyote

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

WFHS is a well-rounded school, equipped with organizations and academic opportunities to fit student’s needs. Its diverse atmosphere allows students to discover different cultures, while preparing them for real life experiences. The teachers, faculty, and administrators are supportive of extracurricular activities, but still keep academics as the main focus. Tradition, excellence, and pride are the principles that Coyotes live by. “Once a Coyote, always a Coyote” -- the tradition continues. University and Career Center: The magnet offers students the opportunity to enroll concurrently at Midwestern State University in core curriculum classes required for any liberal arts degree. These courses provide junior and senior students the opportunity to complete almost two years of college while still in high school. Another aspect of the magnet is a focus on career investigation. Career counseling is available, as well as mentorships, apprenticeships, and internships, so students truly have knowledge about a career before leaving high school. WFHS offers: • Strong AP and Pre-AP programs in math, English, science, social studies, and fine arts • House principal concept giving individualized student attention • Career investigation opportunities • Career Counseling • Resumes for each student • Focus on languages • Mentorship, apprenticeship, and internship opportunities

Wichita Falls High School

Awards and Honors

Accountability rating: Academically Acceptable 2006-2007 TAKS Scores Grade 9 Reading 91% Math 61% Grade 10 English Language Arts 86% Math 61% Science 54% Social Studies 88% Grade 11 English Language Arts 91% Math 81% Science 72% Social Studies 91% 2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Advanced Course Completion: 21.6% 2006 College Entrance Exams SAT: Math 501 Verbal 477 Total

978

ACT: English 19.5 Math 21.4 Reading 20.8 Science 20.5 Composite 20.6 Attendance Rate: 93.5% Students per teacher: 15.5 Avg. Yrs. Teacher experience: 13.1 Student profile: White 47.1% Hispanic 35.2% African American 15.6% Native American 0.3% Asian 1.8% Low income 54.0% Limited English 3.8% Mobility rate: 25.7% At-Risk 49.7% Special Program enrollment: Special Education 14.6% Bilingual/ESL 3.6% Gifted/Talented 8.7% Career/Technology 48.7% Campus expenditure per student: $5,091

Awards: • National Merit Semifinalists, Finalists and Commended Students • National Hispanic Scholars

What students say about Wichita Falls High: “As a senior, I am quickly approaching the next phase of my life where familiar hallways will be replaced by college dorm rooms and real world scenarios. I may soon become a doctor, a lawyer, or a writer, but no matter where life takes me, I will forever refer to myself as a Coyote. As a Coyote, I have formed lasting friendships, worked with teachers who inspired me, and accomplished more than I’ve ever thought possible as a teenager. WFHS has given me a place I can be proud to call my school from the obvious tradition that so greatly stands out to the undeniable excellence found in the classroom. However, despite all the wonderful aspects this school has to offer, what will always make Old High great to me is the constant motivation and support from my teachers that has lead me to the place I am now. I will soon graduate with the confidence and passion to pursue the career I see fit and I owe that to my teachers who supported me each and every day, and taught me the value of a good education. As a freshman, unaware of what the world has to offer to a senior ready to make her mark on the world, I could have never made it to where I am with out the support of the faculty who had faith in me. It is teachers like these that mold great students, and makes WFHS a great place to be.” – Kate H. (Class of 2006)

Harrell Accelerated Learning Center

Programs: High School Credit Recovery and Graduation HSEP – High School Equivalency Program (GED) JROTC Pregnancy Education Program (PEP) Campus Crime Stoppers Character Education Program WFISD Mission Statement: The mission of the Wichita Falls Independent School District is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners who are productive, responsible and participating members of society.

Gena Woodard, principal 3115 5th Street Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.720.3144 Fax: 940.761.3363 Harrell Accelerated Learning Center is a stand-alone academic alternative high school that focuses on seniors who may be at risk of not graduating with their class, by offering credit recovery through the Continuous Advanced Placement (CAPS) program.

HARRELL ALC Mission Statement: The mission of Harrell Accelerated Learning Center is to provide opportunities for acceleration in a safe and nurturing environment. Our learning community is devoted to challenging students to achieve their academic, social, and vocational goals.

Harrell ALC P.I.E. Partners: ABB Control Inc. Rotary Club North Smith Gardentown Farms Nacol’s Harrell Accelerated Learning Center

Grades: Enrollment: Hours: Colors: Mascot:

9-12 100 7:40 am - 2:40 pm maroon & black Puma

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data Students per teacher:

5.6

Avg. Yrs. Teacher Experience:

15.5

Campus Expenditure per Student: Student Profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Pacific Islander

$9,233

Completion Rate:

95.1%

70.9% 14.6% 12.6% 1.0% 1.0%

Carrigan Career & Technical Center

Carrigan Career & Tech Center accepts students enrolled at all four WFISD high schools. Students attend Carrigan classes for 3 periods of their school day and attend core classes on their home campus the remainder of the school day. Transportation is provided for WFISD students. It is our vision to provide our students with a skill set that includes technical training and/or college.

Ms. Leah Ford, principal

Programs: High School Credit Recovery and Graduation SkillsUSA Soft Skills Training Dual/Concurrent Enrollment at VC Six Career & Tech Labs: Auto Body & Collision Repair, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Electronics, Machining Technology, and Welding

1609 Blonde Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 Phone: 940.235.1091 Fax: 940.720.3368

WFISD Mission Statement: The mission of the Wichita Falls Independent School District is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners who are productive, responsible and participating members of society.

Grades: 10-12 Enrollment: 160 Hours: 7:30 am - 2:45 pm

Carrigan Career & Tech Center Mission Statement: The mission of Carrigan Career & Tech Center is to prepare our students for the high-tech, highskilled society of the 21st century through a curriculum rich with depth, variety, and importance that provides training and experiences at a level that meets or exceeds industry and academic standards. Carrigan Career & Technical Center 2006-2007 TEA Report Card Data

Learn more about the Wichita Falls schools at www.wfisd.net

Students per lab:

19

Avg. Yrs. Teacher Experience:

14

Student Profile: White Hispanic African American Native American Asian Pacific Islander Economically Disadvantaged

50% 35% 13% 1% 2% 83%

The Mission of the Wichita Falls ISD is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners who are productive, responsible and participating members of society.

Wichita Falls ISD

1104 Broad Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 www.wfisd.net

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Campus Facts 2007-2008