Fast Facts

Accreditation

Aldine holds full accreditation from the Texas Education Agency.

Governing Body

The Board is the policy-making body for the school district. Seven elected community members, serving four-year terms, comprise the AISD Board of Education. Each trustee serves on a voluntary basis.

Learn more about the AISD Board of Education

Ethnic Composition

Administration

LaTonya M. Goffney, Ed.D, was officially named superintendent of Aldine ISD in May 2018. As the district’s executive officer, Goffney implements and administers the adopted policies of the Aldine ISD Board of Education in accordance with rules and regulations of the Texas State Agency as well as federal and state laws. The deputy superintendent and chiefs report directly to the superintendent of schools. This group, known as the Executive Leadership Team, meets regularly with the superintendent and provides input and feedback on progress and results to help the Board of Trustees make informed policy decisions.

Click here to learn more about the District’s leadership.

District Size

111 square miles in north Harris County

Student Enrollment

Aldine ISD has nearly 70,000 students placing it among the 9th largest in Texas.

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Pupil / Teacher Ratios

The pupil/teacher ratio averages are:
Grades PK: 24:1
Grades K-2: 22:1
Grades 3-4: 22:1
Grades 5-12: 32:1

Budget

General Fund: $647.9M
Debt Service: $76.1M
Food Service: $53.9M

Tax Rate

The tax rate is $1.347115 per $100 assessed market value. This is a decrease from last year.
The M&O portion is $1.044615 (maintenance & operating fund)
The I&S portion is $0.3025 (interest & sinking on outstanding bonds)

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Guidance / Partnerships

Each elementary, intermediate, middle and high school campus has at least one guidance counselor. For more information about the Guidance and Counseling Department, visit. The department is comprised of Dr. Charlotte Davis, AISD director of guidance and counseling/At-risk youth program (281.985.6472), and Denise Keaton, AISD coordinator of student financial aid (281.985.6408).

Aldine ISD has also established partnerships with local businesses and colleges to develop programs that encourage success for high school graduates entering college, technical school, or the 21st century work place. For more information about partnerships or if you are interested in becoming a partner, contact Abel Garza, AISD assistant superintendent of community and governmental relations, at 281.985.6202.

Curriculum

Several components of the district’s curriculum have earned state and national recognition. Aldine ISD is comprised of 82 campuses.

  • 8 High Schools
    • 5 Traditional
    • 2 Magnet (1 traditional magnet campus and 1 International Baccalaureate (IB) within a campus)
    • 1 Early College
      (Offers High School Diploma & College Associate’s Degree)
    • 1 Alternative/credit recovery (not sure how we classify Hall)
  • 5 Ninth Grade Schools (1 IB magnet)
  • 13 Middle Schools (including 2 traditional and 1 IB magnet)
  • 1 Intermediate School (traditional magnet)
  • 39 Elementary Schools (including 3 traditional and 1 IB magnet)
  • 12 EC/PK/K Schools (including 1 traditional, 1 IB magnet and 4 Head Start)
  • 1 Special Education School
  • 2 Disciplinary Alternative Schools
  • 1 Night High School
  • 1 Credit Recovery Campus
  • 1 Alternative Campus
    (For students unsuccessful in traditional classroom settings.)

Aldine ISD — Giving Our Students a World of Choices

Magnet Schools

AISD offers a wide variety of choices. Magnet choice schools/programs allow you to elect out of an assigned boundary school zone. Most choice schools/programs specialize in a specific area of interest. There are magnet choice schools/programs for students as young as four years old. The District’s magnet programs offer a range of thematic educational choices for grades PreK-12. Magnet schools offers students a unique opportunity for in-depth studies in a specific area of interest. The campuses attract a wide range of students, creating richly diverse learning environments.

Traditional Magnet Themes

Montessori, Direct Instruction and Fine Arts
Mathematics, Science, Fine Arts
Performing & Visual Arts
Engineering & STEM Labs
Engineering, Applied Technology, The Arts

International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools

The International Baccalaureate® studies program targets students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The IB program is another magnet school choice that provides a globally recognized and highly engaging curriculum. The rigorous studies challenge students to achieve success while becoming thoughtful, caring and active citizens of the world.

The focus is to prepare students to live, learn and work in the globally interconnected society of the 21st century.

IB Program

Students can follow the entire IB continuum, which includes the Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program. It is worth noting that the IB Diploma Program is a globally recognized honors curriculum. Many colleges and universities award credit upon exam results.

  • Develops the whole child.
  • Emphasizes academic challenges and the development of life skills
  • Encourages a positive attitude to learning by motivating students to ask challenging questions, to reflect critically, to develop research skills, and to learn how to learn. The goal is to prepare students for the demands of college work.
  • Instills community service because IB believes that there is more to learning than academic studies alone.

These offerings give students a school-within-a-school learning community experience that drives students to grow to their full potential academically and in their area of interest.

To learn more about magnet schools and IB studies call Olivia Boatner, director of magnet schools, at 281.985.6559.

Child Nutrition

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Since 2001-02, the AISD Child Nutrition Services Department has earned the state’s Standards of Excellence Award for an exemplary child nutrition program.

Awards / Recognition

The school district finds itself in two recent studies. The District Rising series by Education First highlights Aldine ISD and nine other districts across the nation working to raise student achievement and preparing students for college and career. Education Resource Strategies’ (ERS) case study, The Rewards of Perseverance, lauds AISD for improving student outcomes and narrowing achievement gaps. The study tells the story of the District’s deliberate systemwide evolution in response to change. Both studies came out in 2016.

The district also won the Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2009, the Texas Quality Award in 2006, and the 2008 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award.

In a 2008-2009 study spearheaded by Texas A&M University, Aldine ISD rated among the best in educating Latino students and fourth in educating African American students.

A number of Aldine ISD schools have also earned recognition including making the Best High Schools in the U.S. from U.S. News & World Report (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals) and Best Schools Rankings by Children at Risk. Additionally, several Aldine ISD campuses have earned Excellence in Education Awards from the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) and numerous campuses have obtained Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards. Visit InsideAldine.com to read more about honors received by the district, campuses, students and staff members.

List of Awards and Recognitions

FACTS & FIGURES

Demographics

Academic Level Number of Schools Enrollment % of Students
Total Enrollment 69,768 69,768  
Early Education 271 271  0.39%
Pre-Kindergarten 4,134 4,134  5.93%
Kindergarten 4,995 4,995  7.16%
Grades 1 – 5 27,721  27,721  39.74%
Grades 6 – 8 14,584 14,584  20.9%
Grades 9-12 18,063  18,063  25.88%

Students by Grade Level

Grade Level Number of Students % of Students
Kindergarten & Earlier 9,400 13.48%
Elementary 1-5 27,721 39.74%
Middle School 6-8 14,584 20.9%
High School 18,063 25.88%
Total 69,768 100%

Students by Program

Grade Level Number of Students % of Students
LEP 24,076 34.51%
ESL 8,223 11.79%
Bilingual 15,321 21.96%
at Risk 50,929 73%
Title 1 69,625 99.8%
Special Education 5,039 7.2%
Gifted/Talented 3,021 4.33%
Economically Disadvantaged* 59,992 89.2%
Career & Technology Edu 19,533 28%