Van Alstyne ISD

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District Description

District Name:

Van Alstyne Independent School District

Size & Class Size:

Approximately 1700 students. Elementary - 21:1, Middle – 19:1, High School – 17:1

Grade Level Alignment

Partin Elementary and Sanford Elementary, K-4; Middle, 5-8; High School, 9-12; 5th Grade is planned to be moved to the elementary campus during the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Accountability

Met Standard

High School: Achievement Gap and Post-Secondary Readiness

Middle School: Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Post-Secondary Readiness, Achievement Gap

Distinguishing Characteristics, Specializations, and Program Offerings

Van Alstyne students have the ability to choose between AP courses or dual credit
courses during the school day. Students currently may acquire 32 college credits from courses
offered by college professors on campus during the school day. In partnership with Grayson
College, students are also able to acquire career certification in welding, cosmetology, HVAC and
OSHA. Van Alstyne High School also has a dual credit culinary certification program offered in a
new culinary kitchen.

Extracurricular

Van Alstyne students also perform well in extra-curricular events. Van Alstyne students excel in
band, athletics, choir, theater, AG, UIL, Culinary and robotics. Students are also able to become
active in leadership or service organizations such as Rachel’s Challenge, PALS, and Ready Set
Teach. The ability to unify our elementary with our middle and high school students allows Van
Alstyne ISD to continue rich traditions while unifying our town and making us a PREMIER school
district.

Safety and Security

Van Alstyne ISD works closely with the Van Alstyne Police Department as well as providing a full time SRO to provide services on all four campuses. Van Alstyne Elementary Schools and the high school  have tornado shelters located on campus in case of bad weather situations. All schools have secured
entrances and extensive video surveillance.

M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage

M&O – $1.12; I&S - $.50; Total - $1.62; Last Bond Passage – May 2017

Average Home Value in District

$198,764

Selling Points

Van Alstyne ISD continually looks for ways to improve the education for all students. Van Alstyne
ISD is ranked in the top 5% of high schools in the state by schooldigger.com. Van Alstyne ISD has been rated an "A" district by the Texas Education Agency. Students in Van Alstyne score significantly higher than the state average on most STAAR exams. Students also perform higher than the state average on SAT and ACT exams.

District Philosophy

Van Alstyne ISD will be a premier school district providing a well-rounded, safe school experience
that prepares our graduates to discover and attain their life goals. As a premier school district we
want our students and staff to be Prepared while making learning Relevant. We also look for ways
to keep our students Engaged and Motivated through Innovative strategies to meet all student’s
needs. We take pride in our ability to be Encouraging while fostering positive Relationships.

Contact Information

Van Alstyne ISD – 903-482-8802