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Living Leader 2016 Community & Business Directory

COMMUNITY SERVICES by Ed Mitchell LEANDER ISD training. As part of the district’s gifted and talented programs, the International Bacca- Leander ISD’s shared vision —“students will laureate Program at Leander High School exit our system with the same passion for is designed for highly motivated, col- learning they had when they entered, with- lege-bound students. out economics determining success” – is guiding efforts to transform every child’s The AP, IB and Austin Community College’s learning experience, as we work to ensure Early College Start programs allow hundreds that all students achieve their full potential. of LISD students each year to earn college To ensure that all students remain on a path credit while in high school. Courses offered to success, LISD provides an array of col- at LISD high schools build upon material pre- lege and career planning support to help sented in elementary and middle schools, students harness their fullest potential. The and students at every level are empowered Advancement Via Individual Determination to understand the purpose for their learning, (AVID) and Advanced Placement (AP) pro- assess their understanding, seek assistance grams help prepare students for higher or more challenge, use tools to deepen their education, while the Career and Technical experiences, interact to enhance their per- Education program allows students to learn formance, track their progress and produce industry skills and experience leadership evidence of their knowledge. Snapshot Of Leander ISD 2014-2015 African American....................... 4% Number of Campuses................ 39 (Class of ‘14) 12th Graders American Indian....................... Number of Employees..........4,342 Who Completed a 4-Year Plan with an Area of Study in CTE.......... 24% Asian .......................................... 6% 2014-2015 Tax Rate Hispanic................................... 24% ($ Per $100 Valuation).......$1.51187 Who Submitted an Applytexas*High School Seniors Pacific Islander......................... 2014-15 Operating Budget Form......................................... 79% .......................... $258,536,369 White.........................................61% High School Seniors Multi-Racial................................ 4% Who Submitted a FAFSA**96%.....Average Daily Attendance (Class of ‘13) Graduates Form.........................................56% Economically Disadvantaged..20% Who Took SAT or ACT Exam..74.4% Average Teacher Salary ...$48,974 Bilingual/ESL .......................... 4.8% Average Teacher 2014 Graduates..................... 2,016 Years of Experience................. 11.5 *The ApplyTexas form offers a centralized means for students to apply to most post-secondary institutions in the State of Texas and does not include out-of-state applications. **The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is used by current and prospective students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Source: Public Education Information Management Systems (PEIMS), Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), Local Budget Data, ApplyTexas-Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), U.S. Department of Education FAFSA filings 10


Living Leader 2016 Community & Business Directory
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