Sheldon Independent School District

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Sheldon Independent School District
SISDLogo.jpg
A Community of Learners
Type and location
TypePublic
Established1952
CountryUSA United States
LocationHouston, Texas and Sheldon, Texas
District Info
SuperintendentDr. Vickey M. Giles
Schools9
Students and staff
Students7,159 (2011-12)
Teachers459.14 (2009-10)
Student-teacher ratio14.3 (2009-10)
Athletic Conference19-4A
Other information
Websitehttp://www.sheldonisd.com
 
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Sheldon Independent School District
SISDLogo.jpg
A Community of Learners
Type and location
TypePublic
Established1952
CountryUSA United States
LocationHouston, Texas and Sheldon, Texas
District Info
SuperintendentDr. Vickey M. Giles
Schools9
Students and staff
Students7,159 (2011-12)
Teachers459.14 (2009-10)
Student-teacher ratio14.3 (2009-10)
Athletic Conference19-4A
Other information
Websitehttp://www.sheldonisd.com

Sheldon Independent School District is a public school district in unincorporated northeast Harris County, Texas (USA).

Sheldon ISD serves the Sheldon CDP, as well as several subdivisions and communities that lie in Houston's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Unincorporated areas include Beaumont Place, Houmont Park, and Magnolia Gardens. The district serves about 6,600 students and is led by Superintendent Dr. Vickey M. Giles.

As of 2011, the school district is rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]. The district has three Recognized elementary campuses while all the other elementary, middle school and high school campuses are Academically Acceptable.

Contents

History

The Sheldon Independent School District became an independent school district in 1952.[2]

District Growth

Sheldon ISD is the largest growing out of all ten counties in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. From 2000 to 2010, district enrollment grew 61.5% and has annually averaged three to five percent growth since 2005.[3][4] Annual enrollment growth rate change for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years was 6.8% and 5.9% respectively.[5]

Developers plan to build 17,000 new homes in Sheldon ISD within the next 10-15 years. Current projections show that if growth continues, Sheldon ISD will become one of the largest school districts in east Harris County.[6] The construction of two major highways, US 90 (Crosby Freeway), and the Sam Houston Tollway, have been major drivers for growth. With easier access to the area, the district is expected to continue growing as new homes are built.[7]

Governance

Sheldon ISD Administration Building

The Superintendent of Sheldon ISD is Dr. Vickey M. Giles

Sheldon I.S.D School Board Members:

Additional members include: Debbie Kolacny, Ed Lipscomb, Fred Rivas, Keith Norwood.[8]

SISD Coverage Area

Boundaries

Sheldon ISD Boundaries

Sheldon ISD covers a large portion of northeast Harris county. From west to east, it is geographically bounded by Greens Bayou on the west, and by the San Jacinto River on the east. Its southern boundary runs along the Crosby Freeway until Beltway 8 and Carpenters Bayou where the boundary line drops south to include Liberty Lakes subdivision. Its northern boundary follows an arbitrary line that extends from Greens Bayou on the west, to south of Lake Houston.

Communities Served

Beaumont Place, Houmont Park, Magnolia Gardens, Sheldon

Subdivisions

Edgewood Village, Greensbrook, Greenwoods, Hampton Oaks, Hidden Meadow, Houston Farms, Imperial Forest, Liberty Lakes, Meadow Lake, Parkway Forest, Ralston Acres, Reservoir Acres, Rio Villa, Royalwood, Sheldon Ridge, Sheldon Woods, Sierra Ranch, Stonefield Manor, Stonefield Terrace, Sunrise Pines.

Future Subdivisions: Miller Landing, Spring Trace, Tidwell Lakes.

Schools

Secondary Schools

High School (9-12)

AAAA

SchoolOpened
C.E. King High SchoolNamed after Cortes Ewing King, a Houston developer who donated land to the district1965
Alternative School

Middle Schools (6-8)

SchoolOpened
C.E. King Middle SchoolNamed after Cortes Ewing King, a Houston developer who donated land to the district1954
Michael R. Null Middle SchoolNamed after Michael Null, a former administrator and Executive Director of Human Resources2009


Primary Schools

Elementary Schools (1-5)

SchoolOpened
H.M. Carroll Elementary SchoolNamed for late board member H.M. "Dickey" Carrol2008
Monahan Elementary SchoolNamed for a former administrator L.E. Monahan1983
Royalwood Elementary SchoolNamed after the subdivision it is in1968
Sheldon Elementary SchoolNamed after the School district1957, rebuilt 2004
Garrett Elementary SchoolOpens Fall 2011

Early Childhood Centers (PreK-K)

SchoolOpened
Sheldon Early Childhood AcademyIn the former Sheldon 6th Grade Campus2009
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood AcademyNamed for former superintendent Stephanie Cravens2004

Former schools

Transportation

The Sheldon ISD Transportation Department provides school bus transportation to students who live 2 mi (3.2 km) or more away from their campus.[9]

The district provides an online tool that shows bus route information.[10]

Dress code

Students are required to conform to a standardized dress code.[11]

Athletic facilities

The Crenshaw Memorial Stadium serves the district.

References

  1. ^ "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2011/statelist.html. 
  2. ^ a b c "History of C.E. King High School." C.E. King High School. Retrieved on November 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "Population Survey - March 2011." Harris County Management Services.
  4. ^ "Growth to prompt hiring surge at Sheldon ISD." The North Channel Sentinel.
  5. ^ "Annual Enrollment Growth Rate Change." Texas Education Agency.
  6. ^ "Here we GROW...again." The North Channel Sentinel.
  7. ^ "[1]." Houston Real Estate Observer.
  8. ^ "School Board." Sheldon ISD.
  9. ^ "Sheldon ISD Transportation." Sheldon ISD.
  10. ^ "Online Bus Finder." Transfinder.
  11. ^ "Dress for Success in 2009." Sheldon Independent School District.

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