Midland Independent School District believes students deserve a great school in their neighborhood that meets their individual needs and maximizes their potential. They deserve a 21st-century education system that provides a high-quality, enriched learning environment and prepares all students for college or career.
In order to accelerate what is possible for Midland’s students and community, Midland Independent School District is transforming the district through public-private partnerships with local businesses, community leaders and philanthropy to create an education system that provides a robust and comprehensive portfolio of options for families.
The district’s bold, student-centered transformation effort is referred to as Midland on the Move, an umbrella to describe all the actions occurring to move the district forward.
Transformation began in the 2017-2018 school year with a focus on financial transparency, adopting Lone Star Governance, launching the campaign to work toward becoming a System of Great Schools and a Listen and Learn Tour. In year two of transformation (the 2018-2019 school year), the school district designed a comprehensive School Performance Framework, held a second Call for Quality Schools to bring new partners into the district and launched the redesign of Sam Houston Elementary into Sam Houston Collegiate Preparatory Elementary.
This work is already showing results: Midland Independent School District holds an “A” rating from the Texas Education Agency for Financial Integrity, the district received 17 academic distinctions, and the school district boasts a graduation rate of over 90%.
Now, in the 2019-2020 school year, MISD is building on this work by
- Investing in supporting every school to be a great school.
- Developing and retaining talent.
- Investing in and building 21st century facilities.
In fall 2019, Midland Independent School District launched six Innovation and Partnership Schools: Carver Center, Ben Milam International Academy, Pre-K Academy at Midland College, REACH Network (Bunche Elementary and Goddard Junior High School) and Young Women’s Leadership Academy. These in-district charter schools offer a diverse range of academic choices to MISD students, bringing new options and ideas to Midland. In fall 2020, IDEA Public Schools will transform Travis Elementary, continuing the tradition of innovative partnerships with a focus towards the future.
In the 2019-2020 school year, the school district will launch new tools including a School Performance Framework and Unified Enrollment. Its School Performance Framework supplements the state’s accountability rating by providing a broader evaluation of school performance than standardized test scores alone. The framework includes feedback from parents, information collected from student climate surveys, perceptual data from staff and faculty, student and staff attendance, credit attainment and course and program access.
The Unified Enrollment platform is one more step to provide families with information and choice when it comes to their child’s education. The online platform will streamline the application process for innovation and magnet campuses. After full implementation, the platform will function as a “one-stop shop” to discover information about Midland Independent School District schools in regard to extracurricular activities, special courses, UIL academics and fine arts.
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