ERIC Number: ED560751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
World of Learning: Houston Independent School District 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Calendar
Houston Independent School District
No other city in the nation more clearly exemplifies the dramatically changing social, political, and economic landscape of America's urban centers than Houston. Houston has transformed from a bi-racial southern city on the bayou to one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the nation. Houston Independent School District (HISD) faces unique challenges in this new landscape and the solutions require leadership, innovation, collaboration and hard work. Quality education transforms the lives of children and is the cornerstone for Houston's future prosperity and success. It is every Houstonian's responsibility to ensure that every child has access to a high quality education regardless of ZIP code. This 2014 annual report presents HISD's vision for graduates as leaders, critical thinkers, college-ready learners, and skilled communicators who are adaptable and productive. In an effort to produce adaptable and productive graduates with cross cultural skills, HISD is expanding its dual language offerings in 2015 from 28 elementary schools to roughly 50 campuses. HISD also has a number of other initiatives designed to prepare students to 2015. Included in this report are highlights of revenues and expenditures, numbers of students served, number of employees, number of schools serving HISD students, amount of scholarships and financial aid offered to seniors in 2014, number of languages spoken across the district, dual language instruction provided, number of dual credit courses, bond initiative building modern schools across Houston, percent of rated HISD schools that met state student progress standard, and percent of rated schools that met state closing performance gaps standard.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Educational Quality, Global Education, Income, Expenditures, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, School Personnel, Student Financial Aid, High School Seniors, Language Usage, Bilingual Education, College Credits, Bond Issues, State Standards, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Technology, Community Involvement, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Leadership, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Partnerships in Education
Houston Independent School District. Research & Accountability, 4400 West 18th Street 2 NW, Houston, TX 77092. Tel: 713-556-6700; Fax: 713-556-6730; e-mail: Research@houstonisd.org; Web site: http://www.houstonisd.org/research
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas