ABILENE ISD AT A GLANCE
Abilene ISD has two traditional high schools, a STEM academy high school, analternative high school for at-risk students and a medical magnet program. AISD has four middle schools, 15 elementary schools, and one alternative placement campus.
All 22 of Abilene ISD’s traditional campuses received the state’s highest academic ranking in 2013. In addition, campuses earned 24 Distinctive Designations for Math, Reading, and Top 25% Student Progress categories. A total of four AISD students were named 2014 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, the most in the Big Country.
Abilene ISD’s ethnic composition is 42% Hispanic, 40% Anglo, 12% African American, 3% two or more races, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Native American. Approximately68% of students in Abilene ISD are economically disadvantaged.
Abilene ISD covers approximately 106 square miles in Taylor and Jones Counties.
Approximately 17,000 students are enrolled in Abilene ISD.
The operating budget for 2013-14 is $123,624,205.
The total tax rate supporting the 2013-14 budget is $1.1501 per $100 assessed value.The total tax rate includes the Maintenance and Operations rate of $1.04 and DebtService of $0.1101. The Debt Service tax rate is among the lowest in the state of districts of comparable size.
Abilene ISD employs nearly 2,500 public servants dedicated to the district's educational mission, over 80% of whom work directly with students on a daily basis.
New teachers earn $39,000, those with 10 years $43,500, 20 years $50,000, etc.; at least $1,000 more for Masters. Benefits include generous insurance contributions.
AISD will demonstrate continuous improvement in academic achievement and eliminate
AISD will prepare all students for success in college and workforce readiness.
AISD will provide facilities that are designed to meet today's standards and programs ina
safe environment that is conducive to learning.
AISD will secure and retain an effective staff that is reflective of and responsive to the
district’s student body.