Leonard Independent School District
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Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U. S. while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U. S. and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico; the "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state seal.
The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U. S. Southern and Southwestern regions. Although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10% of Texas's land area is desert. Most of the population centers are in areas of former prairies, grasslands and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the desert and mountains of the Big Bend; the term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state; the state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, joined the Confederate States of America on March 2nd of the same year. After the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. Four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton and oil. Before and after the U. S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative, it was though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U. S. in state export revenue since 2002, has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world; the name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural. The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas. During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevo Reino de Filipinas "New Kingdom of the Philippines", or as provincia de los Tejas "province of the Tejas" also provincia de Texas, "province of Texas", it was incorporated as provincia de Texas into the Mexican Empire in 1821, declared a republic in 1836.
The Royal Spanish Academy recognizes both spellings and Texas, as Spanish-language forms of the name of the U. S. State of Texas; the English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological, based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography. Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile", the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements. A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett. Texas is the second-largest U. S. state, with an area of 268,820 square miles. Though 10% larger than France and twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Zambia. Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers; the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the south.
The Red River forms a natural border with Arkansas to the north. The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east; the Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western
Fannin County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,915; the county seat is Bonham. The county was named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution; the county was organized the next year. Fannin County is a part of the Texoma region. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles, of which 891 square miles are land and 8.0 square miles are covered by water. It is drained by Bois D'Arc Sulphur River. U. S. Highway 69 U. S. Highway 82 State Highway 11 State Highway 34 State Highway 50 State Highway 56 State Highway 78 State Highway 121 Bryan County, Oklahoma Lamar County Delta County Hunt County Collin County Grayson County Caddo National Grassland As of the census of 2000, there were 31,242 people, 11,105 households, 7,984 families residing in the county; the population density was 35 people per square mile. There were 12,887 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 86.56% White, 7.96% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, 1.49% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups were 48.50% English, 16.10% Welsh, 11.00% German and 7.25% Irish. There were 11,105 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years.
For every 100 females there were 113.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $34,501, the median income for a family was $42,193. Males had a median income of $31,140 versus $23,101 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,066. About 9.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.70% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over. Dodd City Ladonia Whitewright Windom National Register of Historic Places listings in Fannin County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Fannin County Media related to Fannin County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons Fannin County government's website Fannin County from the Handbook of Texas Online
The Van Alstyne Independent School District is a public school district in Grayson County, United States, based in Van Alstyne, Texas. The district extends into portions of northern Collin County. In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency; the Van Alstyne Independent School District has one elementary school, one middle school, one high school. Van Alstyne Elementary School Van Alstyne Middle School Van Alstyne High SchoolVan Alstyne High School has an excellent state ranked baseball team. Van Alstyne ISD
Cedar Hill Independent School District is a public school district based in Cedar Hill, United States. Cedar Hill serves most of the city of Cedar Hill and portions of Grand Prairie, Ovilla and Dallas. In the early 2000s a large number of white families moved from Cedar Hill ISD, while many black families moved into the district. Robert Johansen, the principal of Bray Elementary, stated that some white families may have been concerned since many of the new students appeared visibly different. In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. Cedar Hill High School Ninth Grade Center Cedar Hill Collegiate High School W. S. Permenter Middle School-Acceptable Bessie Coleman Middle School-Acceptable Belt Line Intermediate School-Acceptable Joe Wilson Intermediate School-Acceptable West Intermediate School-Recognized Bray Elementary School-ExemplaryIn 2000 80% of the students at Bray were white, but demographics changed years as black families moved in and white families moved out.
In 2010 about 50% of the students were black and about 25% each were Hispanic and non-Hispanic white. The school has a "character chorus" after-school program; as of 2010 Bray had been habitually ranked as an "Exemplary" school by the Texas Education Agency, that year over 95% of Bray students passed mathematics and reading tests of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Highlands Elementary School-Exemplary High Pointe Elementary School-Exemplary Lake Ridge Elementary School-Exemplary Plummer Elementary School-Recognized Waterford Oaks Elementary School-Exemplary Cedar Hill ISD - Official site. Cedar Hill ISD at the Wayback Machine Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation - official site
DeSoto Independent School District is a school district based in DeSoto, Texas. The district covers the Dallas County portions of Glenn Heights and Ovilla. In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. In 2005 Alton Frailey, superintendent of the district, said that the affluence within some students in the district lead to apathy regarding school performance. Frailey said that many African American parents from the previous generation had tried hard to improve their socioeconomic status, but some of their children may believe that they will attain what they wish in life, or believe that education is not a priority. With a current enrollment just over 9,000 students, DeSoto ISD is a small, suburban district 15 miles south of Dallas in north Texas; the 23-square-mile district serves students in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, Ovilla with 12 campuses and 2,015 total of staff and employees. The district approved a plan to realign grades served at each school, which will take effect at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year.
The plan affects all schools in the district that serve students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. The main changes include: The two existing junior high schools, DeSoto East and DeSoto West, will become Middle Schools serving grades six through eight; the opening of a third middle school - Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School. Abolishing the need intermediate campuses by adding fifth grade to the elementary schools and sixth grade to the middle schools. Converting Amber Terrace Intermediate and The Meadows Intermediate into the district's sixth and seventh elementary schools. DeSoto High School and DeSoto High School-Freshman Campus DeSoto East Middle School DeSoto West Middle School Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School Amber Terrace Elementary School Cockrell Hill Elementary School Frank D. Moates Elementary School Northside Elementary School Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Ruby Young Elementary School The Meadows Elementary School Woodridge Elementary School DeSoto ISD student demographic figures as of the 2005-2006 school year: High Schools DeSoto High DeSoto High Freshman Campus Junior High Schools DeSoto East DeSoto West Intermediate Schools Amber Terrace The Meadows Elementary Schools Cockrell Hill Frank D. Moates Northside Ruby Young Woodridge Other PASS Learning Center In the 2005-2006 school year, DeSoto ISD began a mandatory school uniform policy at all of its schools.
List of school districts in Texas DeSoto Independent School District
Leonard is a city in Fannin County, United States. The population was 1,990 at the 2010 census. Leonard is located in southwestern Fannin County at 33°22′59″N 96°14′43″W. U. S. Route 69 passes along the northern and eastern edges of the city, leading northwest 34 miles to Denison and southeast 20 miles to Greenville. Texas State Highway 78 leads northeast 16 miles to Bonham, the Fannin County seat, southwest 24 miles to Farmersville; the center of Dallas is 65 miles southwest of Leonard via Highway 78. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Leonard has a total area of 2.30 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,846 people, 683 households, 497 families residing in the city; the population density was 936.8 people per square mile. There were 751 housing units at an average density of 381.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 84.99% White, 5.53% African American, 1.90% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 5.69% from other races, 15.8% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.85% of the population. There were 683 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had no one living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $34,318, the median income for a family was $40,461. Males had a median income of $32,071 versus $20,888 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,747. About 12.9% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those age 65 or over.
The city of Leonard is served by the Leonard Independent School District. Polly McLarry, baseball player Lori Erica Ruff, identity thief Jules V. Sikes, Texas A&M athlete and coach J. B. Stokes, Member of the 506 Airborne, Easy Company, who in 1944, destroyed a German battery, vital to the success of the invasion at Utah Beach, Normandy on June 6, 1944 and whose story is told in HBO's Band of Brothers The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Leonard has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. City of Leonard official website Leonard Chamber of Commerce City-Data.com listing for Leonard
Plano Independent School District is a public school district in southwestern Collin County, based in Plano. Plano ISD serves about 100 square miles of land, with 66 square miles of it within the City of Plano; the district takes students from northern portions of Dallas and Richardson, portions of Allen, Garland, Murphy and Wylie. PISD serves over 55,000 students and employs 6,400 faculty members spread across 65 schools and 2 special and 4 early education centers. PISD has a 2012–13 operating budget of 434.5 million U. S. dollars. The district named Sara Bonser as Interim Superintendent in November 2017. On March 6, 2018 Sara Bonser became Superintendent of Plano ISD, becoming the first female to hold the Superintendent title for the District. In 2010, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency. There are two areas in North Dallas that are in Plano ISD, both in Collin County: one, east of Midway Road, south of the George Bush Turnpike, west of Waterview Parkway; these areas, annexed into the City of Dallas after 1960, are high income.
Plano ISD has an educational structure that differs from the typical U. S. educational pattern. Primary education in PISD, following the typical U. S. structure, consists of 44 elementary schools. However, PISD's system of secondary education consists of 13 middle schools that serve the sixth through eighth grades, 6'high schools' that serve the ninth and tenth grades, 3'senior high schools' that serve the eleventh and twelfth grades. The'high school' and'senior high school' system is a departure from the standard U. S. high school that serves the ninth through twelfth grades. PISD students attend schools based on the geographic location of their homes. Schools of a lower level feed into specific schools at the next highest level; the three exceptions to the feeder system is for students wishing to participate in the International Baccalaureate program, the Health Sciences Academy, or the STEAM Academy. Parents of students may request transfers out of their students' assigned schools for various reasons.
This system leads to large graduating classes and overall student populations. At Plano Senior High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School, the current student populations are listed as 2,567, 2,795, 2,160 students, respectively; each year's graduating class is half of each number. Previous years' Graduation Commencement Ceremonies have taken place at Ford Center and the Dallas Convention Center; the Board of Trustees includes seven at-large elected members. Elections are held in May in odd-numbered years for either four candidates; the next election is May, 2019 for seats 4, 5, 7 and the remaining 2 years for seat 6. The Board elects a Vice President and Secretary. All three of PISD's senior high schools were listed in the top 250 of Newsweek's list of 1000 top high schools in America. In the 2012 list, Plano West Senior High School was ranked as 63rd in the country, Plano Senior High School was ranked 108th, Plano East Senior High School was ranked 243rd. In 2011, Plano West Senior High had been ranked 98 on Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools," and Plano East Senior High had been ranked 461.
Plano ISD schools administer more Advanced Placement tests than any other school district west of the Mississippi River. Plano ISD opened three academies in the 2013–2014 school year; the first "Academy High School", a STEAM, project based, high school that serves grades 9–12. The second magnet focuses on Health science, is housed at Williams High School for grades 9–10, will continue at Plano East Senior High School for grades 11–12. Additionally, the district has modified its existing International Baccalaureate program so that all four grades will be housed at Plano East Senior High as a "school within a school"; the mean SAT score for the district is 1152 out of 1600, the mean ACT composite score is 25.7, with 83.5% of district students taking the SAT or ACT. 43.4% of district students take AP or IB courses, 84.3% of those students pass their AP or IB exam. Plano ISD offers all AP courses except AP Italian Language and Culture and AP Japanese Language and Culture to students. In the 2012–2013 school year, Plano ISD had 128 students named National Merit Semifinalists, more than any other Texas school district.
In the 2012–2013 school year, ten PISD students were named semifinalists in the Siemens Competition, two were named as finalists. In the state of Texas, a total of thirty eight and eleven students captured those honors in the Siemens competition. In the 2011–2012 school year, 76 students were selected as All-state musicians; as of 2012, 41% of district students are White. Asian students and Latino students each are 20% of the student body. 11% of PISD students are African American. 25% of PISD students are economically disadvantaged. In 1991 Plano ISD began a Chinese bilingual program for preschool and kindergarten students developed by Donna Lam, it is one of two Chinese bilingual programs in the State of Texas, along with the one established by the Austin Independent School District. It was established. On the 9 December 2005, edition of The O'Reilly Factor, as part of his "War on Christmas" segment, news commentator, Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed that the district had banned students from wearing red and green clothing "because they we