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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 and rotate board offices.

Learn more about AISD Board of Education

Ethnic Composition

Hispanic: 70.16%
African American: 25.58%
White: 1.97%
Asian: 1.35%
Native American: 0.09%
Pacific Islander or Hawaiian: 0.08%
Multi-ethnic: 0.77%
Other: 0.94%

Administration

Dr. Wanda Bamberg, Superintendent of Schools, has held the position since 2007. As the district’s executive officer, Dr. Bamberg 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, six assistant superintendents, and five area superintendents—AISD is organized into five vertical areas with four traditional strands and one magnet strand—report directly to the superintendent of schools. This group, known as the Cabinet, meets weekly with the superintendent and provides monthly input and feedback to the Board on progress and results to help the Board make informed policy decisions. The Board is committed to improvement and performance.

Learn more about the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent and the rest of the Cabinet

District Size

111 square miles in north Harris County

 

Student Enrollment

Aldine ISD has nearly 70,000 students making the placing it among the 10 largest in Texas.

 

Transportation 

AISD has a fleet of 759 school buses that travel more than 7.6 million miles per year.

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 operating budget: $531,997,343

Tax Rate

$1.30 per $100 assessed market value

Employees

Aldine employs more than 8,100 people. Approximately 4,200 of those are teachers.

Teacher Salaries

Beginning teachers earn up to $50,000.

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 78 campuses.

  • 8 EC/PK Campuses
  • 4 Head Start Center
  • 34 Elementary Campuses
  • 11 Intermediate Campuses
  • 10 Middle School Campuses
  • 5 Ninth Grade Campuses
  • 7 Senior High Campuses
  • 1 Early College High School
    (Offers High School Diploma & College Associate’s Degree)
  • 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. 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 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.

Magnet Themes

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

International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools

The International Baccalaureate® studies program targets students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The IB program provides a globally recognized and highly recognized 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

  • 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.

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.

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.

Learn more about magnet schools and IB studies by visiting AldineISD.org or call Olivia Boatner, director of magnet schools, at (281) 985-6215.

Child Nutrition

Daily, 750 child nutrition employees provide 39,000 breakfasts and 58,000 lunches. 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