Alvin Independent School District | Alvin ISD

Alvin ISD was established on May 28th 1925 and is home to 23 campuses. It serves students from the cities of Alvin, Liverpool, Manvel, Iowa County, Pearland, and Rosharon.

Demographics

Alvin ISD continues to grow and provide education to more and more students each year. In 2014, the district provided education to 19,700 students from Pre-K to 12th grade, which is a 23% (16,069) increase from 5 years ago.

It is a highly culturally diverse district with students of Hispanic, African American, Anglo, and Asian backgrounds. There is a 51% male student body population and 49% female. Fifty percent of students are of low socioeconomic status.

The staff of Alvin ISD has an average experience of 9.6 years. The staff population is 80% male and 20% female, and as culturally diverse as its students; Sixty-three percent of teachers being Anglo descent; 24% of Hispanic descent; 9% of African American descent.

In the 2013-2014 school year, Alvin ISD possessed an impressive attendance rate of 96.3. Its dropout rate was at 2.2%. In 2013 they had a graduation rate of 90.3%.

Alvin ISD also caters to many students of different learning and home backgrounds. In the 2013-2014 school year, they have taught 1,873 special education students; 414 homebound students; 3,141 English learner students; 1,784 gifted and talented (49% Male 51% Female).

STAAR

Students start taking the STAAR (The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) at the third grade level. It tests the student’s knowledge on core subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and social studies. In the 2013-2014 school year Alvin ISD has Met Standards, where on average above 70% of students passed the STAAR in each core subject.

Title I and Federal and Local Programs

The district holds 16 campuses that qualify as a Title I campus, which includes 4 Jr. Highs, 11 Elementary Campuses, and 1 Alternative Campus. For Title I schools, the budget allocates to certified tutors, instructional materials, and research based instructional programs, and services such as Clothing Exchange, Partners for Communities, Parenting Partners in Training, and more.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Meeting the Needs of Students

Alvin ISD enforces various curriculums, strategies, models, and programs to ensure that their students are receiving a quality education, benefiting from parental involvement, and have the tools that they need to apply and attend to college. They implement models such as the Engaged Learning Model, to enhance classroom engagement. They also use tools such as Thinking Maps and Building Academic Vocabulary in K-12 classrooms.

The district holds a program called AVID (Advanced via Individual Determination) at Alvin High School and Manvel High School, junior high campuses, and Mark Twain Elementary and Don Jeter Elementary. AVID assist students who are as not academically successful as AP and GT students and who are the first in their family to attend college.

For those who are college bound, the district offers the College Board PSAT/NMSQT Early Participation Program for 10th and 11th grade.

Technology

The district has made it a priority to equip each classroom with 21st century classroom technology. Equipment includes but is not limited to student computers, interactive projected media, document cameras, and campus wide wireless network support.

Parental and Community Involvement

Alvin ISD encourages campuses to host events to increase parental involvement in student’s education. They have partnerships with schools and community centers, such as John Hopkins University and Alvin Family Community, and organize programs and events such as Parenting Partners, Action Team for Partnerships, and the Latino Literacy Program. They use resources such as telephone, email, their website, E-news, Parental Link, and social media to communicate with parents and increase their awareness in school events and their child’s educational progress.

Visit www.alvinisd.net to learn more about individual campuses and other programs and opportunities that Alvin ISD offers. If you’re thinking about obtaining your teacher certification and are interested in working for Alvin ISD, visit the link below to learn more about our online teacher certification program.