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Mansfield Independent School District

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Mansfield Independent School District
Location
Mansfield
Arlington
Burleson
Grand Prairie

Texas

Tarrant, and Johnson County
United States
District information
TypeIndependent school district
GradesPK–12th
SuperintendentDr. Jim Vaszauskas
Budget$225,034,220
Students and staff
Student-teacher ratio22:1 elementary
27:1 intermediate
28:1 secondary
Athletic conference5A - Region 1, District 5
4A - Region 1, District 7
Other information
Websitewww.mansfieldisd.org

Mansfield Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Mansfield, Texas, United States.

MISD serves Mansfield and portions of the cities of Grand Prairie, Arlington, and Burleson. A small portion of Cedar Hill, Fort Worth, Kennedale, and Rendon also lies within the district (only in nearby areas). A few Fort Worth and Kennedale residents are zoned mainly to go to Tarver-Rendon Elementary School, and a few Cedar Hill residents are zoned to go to Danny Jones Middle School and Mary Lillard Intermediate School. The district also extends into northeastern Johnson County.

MISD has over 30 schools and District facilities. Among the facilities are six high schools, the Ben Barber Career Tech Academy, a competition-level stadium, a natatorium complex, and a center for the performing arts.

In 2011, the school district was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

The district integrated in 1965, and it was the last public school system to integrate in the United States of America.[citation needed]

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Creating and making our farms. We are going to upload it into FreshGrade. A few years ago, I started using digital portfolios when I got rid of worksheets in the classroom. I started using them to show parents exactly what's going on in the classroom. So, this year when Miss Boiles came to me and said, "Miss Gonzalez, we're going to pilot FreshGrade. It's a digital portfolio that you can connect the parents to the learning." I was very excited. So, we started using it in the classroom. Before we found FreshGrade, we were using just various platforms for communicating with parents. Some teachers were using apps on the phone. Some teachers were using simple email. Others were just using good old paper that they were sending home. But it really did not have the effective immediacy of FreshGrade. Our district's approach to assessment is pretty formal. We're looking to go to a place that's more organic, not quite so formal, to where it is pure formative assessment. Not waiting for a time or event, but that a student can show mastery of whatever skills they're learning at any time. I started just recording the kids at first. We'd do collaborative projects, they'd present, and I'd record their presentations. Once the presentation was uploaded, I showed them a little bit more about how they can choose work. Then, they started choosing what they load. Maybe they did an awesome job on a writing one day. So, they wanted to upload it into FreshGrade. We put it on FreshGrade. The parents saw it. As parents saw more items, the kids wanted to upload more. We have a strategic plan that's called Vision 2025, and in that, we're looking at college-ready, career-ready, and life-ready students. One of the things that we know that we need for that is real-time data, real-time current data. The first time that I saw FreshGrade, I felt like it was the perfect platform. We are piloting FreshGrade this school year on this campus with 11 teachers, who are working on a particular goal that our campus has for incorporating the four C's into teaching and learning. The four C's are communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We decided to use those 11 classrooms because FreshGrade brings a platform for that collaboration, communication piece that opens up the classroom to families and to outside of the general classroom. The thing that has changed the most is that I'm able to send actual pictures of the students' learning and showcase their improvements. The students are actually getting to showcase their work and their activities, Also, the parents are able to comment in real time. I had one student across the room said it out loud, "Hey, your mom commented just now!" So, the kids are really enjoying it as well. I like FreshGrade because my Dad is in another State, and it gives him a chance to see my work without me having to show it on the phone or when he gets back. So, you can just put it on FreshGrade and parents can see it whenever. It makes it really easy for them to see my work. If you're on the journey of continuous improvement and you want students to own their learning, you want them to be able to come and tell you how they're doing, not just "I'm making an 80" but "I've mastered these learning objectives. I'm where I need to be or higher than I need to be." This is the first step for someone to find an electronic resource that's not based upon pencil and paper. It's pretty exciting for our district as I'm sure it would be for others. Parent engagement is a vital piece of holistic learning. Students do not learn in isolation, the classroom in the school building is not the only place where students learn. Students learn everywhere they go, from the moment they're born really, students are learning and growing. The opportunities that parents have to help support the learning and the focus of the goals that we have here at school, really help support the goals and the mastery of the curriculum that we have here on the campus. My name is Jim Vaszauskas. I'm the Superintendent of schools for the wonderful Mansfield ISD and we use FreshGrade.

Contents

Campuses

Elementary Schools (PK-4th)

Name City Opened Notes
Charlotte Anderson Elementary School Arlington 2017 2011 bond package replaced original campus opened in 1986
J. L. Boren Elementary School Mansfield 2015 2011 bond package replaced original campus opened in 1979
Janet Brockett Elementary School Arlington 2005 2003 bond package
Willie Brown Elementary School Mansfield 1998
Louise Cabaniss Elementary School Grand Prairie 2008 2003 bond package
Anna May Daulton Elementary School Grand Prairie 2006 2003 bond package
Kenneth Davis Elementary School Arlington 2001
Imogene Gideon Elementary School Arlington 2001
Glenn Harmon Elementary School Arlington 2016 2011 bond package replaced original campus opened in 1988
Carol Holt Elementary School Arlington 2007
Thelma Jones Elementary School Arlington 2003 2001 bond package
Judy Miller Elementary School Mansfield 2015 2006 bond package
D. P. Morris Elementary School Arlington 1998
Erma Nash Elementary School Mansfield 2003 2001 bond package replaced original campus opened in 1953
Nancy Neal Elementary School Mansfield 2011 2006 bond package
Annette Perry Elementary School Mansfield 2009 2006 bond package
Alice Ponder Elementary School Mansfield 2015 2011 bond package replaced original campus opened in 1967
Martha Reid Elementary School Arlington 2004 2001 bond package
Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School Mansfield 2005 2001 bond package
Elizabeth Smith Elementary School Mansfield 2004 2001 bond package
Cora Spencer Elementary School Grand Prairie 2006 2003 bond package
Tarver-Rendon Elementary School Burleson 2013 2011 bond package replaced original campus opened in 1969
Roberta Tipps Elementary School Mansfield 2003 2001 bond package
Brenda Norwood Elementary School TBD 2020 (estimate) 2017 bond package
Dr. Jandrucko Early Learners Academy Arlington 2019

Intermediate Schools (5th-6th)

Name City Opened Notes
Della Icenhower Intermediate School Arlington 2004 2001 bond package
Mary Lillard Intermediate School Mansfield 2006 2003 bond package
Asa E. Low Jr. Intermediate School Mansfield 2009 2006 bond package
Mary Orr Intermediate School Mansfield 1998 Replaced original campus
Donna Shepard Intermediate School Mansfield 2001
Cross Timbers Intermediate School Arlington 1994
Alma Martinez Intermediate School TBD 2020 (estimated) 2017 bond package

Middle Schools (7th-8th)

Name City Opened Notes
James Coble Middle School Arlington 2006 2003 bond package
T. A. Howard Middle School Arlington 1994
Linda Jobe Middle School Mansfield 2009 2006 bond package
Danny Jones Middle School Mansfield 2004 2001 bond package
Brooks Wester Middle School Mansfield 2002 Built as Mansfield High School in 1974; Renamed Mansfield High School - South Campus in 1998
Rogene Worley Middle School Mansfield 1986
Charlene McKinzey Middle School TBD 2020 (estimated) 2017 bond package
Jerry Knight STEM Academy Mansfield 2017 Grades 6-8 (currently Grades 6-8)

High Schools (9th-12th)

Name City Opened Notes
Mansfield High School Mansfield 2002 Replaced original campus opened in 1974
Mansfield Frontier High School Mansfield 2010 Opened inside of Ben Barber Career Tech Academy in 2004
Mansfield Lake Ridge High School Mansfield 2012 2006 bond package
Mansfield Legacy High School Mansfield 2007 2003 bond package
Mansfield Summit High School Arlington 2002 Built as Mansfield High School North Campus in 1998
Mansfield Timberview High School Arlington 2004 2001 bond package

Alternative Schools

Name City Opened Notes
The Phoenix Academy Mansfield 2003 Built as Erma Nash Elementary School in 1953
Ben Barber Career & Technology Center Mansfield 2004
Early College High School Arlington 2017 Housed in Timberview High School

See also

References

  1. ^ "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2012-06-28.

External links

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