- Mesquite Independent School District
Mesquite Independent School District
“Quest For Excellence"
Type and location Type Public Grades PK - 12 Established 1901 Country United States of America Location 405 East Davis Street, Mesquite, TX, 75149 District Info Superintendent Linda Henrie Students and staff Other information Website www.mesquiteisd.org
The Mesquite Independent School District is a school district in Mesquite, Texas (USA) (incorporating most of Mesquite and portions of Balch Springs, Dallas, Garland, and Seagoville, as well as formerly serving all high school students of Sunnyvale) which follows the standard definition of an independent school district.
The district is rather large, containing in excess of 35,000 students. There are five main high schools, Three of which are AAAAA (or 5A, the highest in a system of Texas school size classification). As of 2008 the superintendent is Dr. Linda Henrie.
All houses and residential areas in Mesquite ISD are each assigned to an elementary school (Pre-K-5, Pre-K-6, or K-6), a middle school (6-8 or 7-8), and a high school (9-12).
In addition, the MISD operates two high school football facilities for its high schools, Memorial Stadium near West Mesquite High School (which is one of the largest high-school football stadiums in Texas, seating nearly 20,000) and E. H. Hanby Stadium, which is located adjacent to Mesquite High School.
The class for Sunnyvale High School will begin in fall 2007 ; SHS will be phased in and serve all of Sunnyvale. In other words, Sunnyvale's high school students will no longer be bussed to MISD schools.
The district has implemented standardized dress (similar to a school uniform) for middle and high school students, which started with the 2005 to 2006 school year. The dress code, which also dictates hair length and acceptable hair styles of male students, extends all the way down to pre-kindergarten students and has consequences for choosing to flagrantly disregard these rules.
The district banned the wearing of "skinny pants" in 2009.
Radio station KEOM 88.5
Mesquite ISD operates an FM radio station called KEOM 88.5. This is the largest student radio station in the nation-- headed by Peggy Brooks.
List of schools
UIL 5A Schools
UIL 4A Schools
- Judge Frank Berry Middle School
- A. C. New Middle School
- Dr. James P. Terry Middle School (Opened in 2007)
- Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School
- Frank B. Agnew Middle School
- R. S. Kimbrough Middle School
- T. H. McDonald Middle School
- Ed F. Vanston Middle School
26 in Mesquite, 4 in Balch Springs, 1 in Garland
- Don Achziger Elementary School
- Walter E. Floyd Elementary School
- W. O. Gray Elementary School
- John L. Hanby Elementary School
- Ed Hodges Elementary School
- Sue Ann Mackey Elementary School
- A. McWhorter Elementary School
- Ben F. Tisinger Elementary School
- Dr. Joey Pirrung Elementary School
- J. H. Florence Elementary School
- Bedford Galloway Elementary School
- Zack Motley Elementary School
- G. R. Porter Elementary School
- S. M. Seabourn Elementary School
- Bonnie Gentry Elementary School
- J. C. Austin Elementary School
- C. W. Beasley Elementary School
- Florence Black Elementary School
- Dr. J. C. Cannaday Elementary School
- Georgia W. Kimball Elementary School
- Joe Lawrence Elementary School
- E.S. McKenzie Elementary School
- Mary L. Moss Elementary School (1996-97 National Blue Ribbon School )
- Vernon Price Elementary School (Garland)
- I. N. Range Elementary School
- J. C. Rugel Elementary School
- Sam Rutherford Elementary School
- Elsie Shands Elementary School
- Ruby Shaw Elementary School
- B. J. Smith Elementary School
- Jay Thompson Elementary School
- Charles A. Tosch Elementary School
2 in Mesquite
- Mesquite Academy, K-12 alternative school
- Mesquite Learning Center, K-12 Intervention center for MIC and Challenge
- ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2009/index.html.
- ^ Holloway, Karel (Dec 16, 2009), "Pre-K student, Mesquite ISD tangled up in dress code fight over hair", Dallas News, http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/tv/stories/DN-meshair_16met.ART.State.Edition2.4be91f6.html, retrieved Dec 18, 2009
- ^ Holloway, Karel. "Odds of wearing skinny pants in Mesquite ISD: slim to none." The Dallas Morning News. Thursday November 19, 2009. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
- ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
- Mesquite ISD
- Mesquite ISD Education Foundation
- Standard Dress Code policy information
- Neighborhood Park Initiative
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