CFISD - 2016 to 2017 - Jessica Harless

CFISD

Another School Year Starts

Growth

 114,704 = student enrollment on Sept. 15, 2016
 22,901 = new students over the last 10 years
 5,236 = projected student enrollment increase in the next five years
 88 campuses (54 elementary schools, 18 middle schools, 11 high schools, 5 special program facilities)
 39 new schools built since 2000 (24 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools, 2 special program facilities)
 23rd largest district in the nation (American School and University, September 2016)
 3rd largest district in Texas
 2nd largest district in Region 4
 48 campuses at least 20 years old
 15,198 first-time students in 2015-2016 (11,523 in grades 1-12; 3,675 in kindergarten, pre-kindergarten & early education)

Demographics

 Ethnic Breakdown:
CFISD Demographics
 15,347 ESL/bilingual students
 104 languages and dialects spoken by students
 12 New Arrival Centers for non-English speaking students
 35 elementary campuses with bilingual program
 50.8% economically disadvantaged
 8,843 special education students

Academic Achievement

 Largest school district to have 100 percent of its campuses earn Met Standard honors in the 2016 Texas Education Agency
accountability ratings for the fourth straight year (see details below)
 STAAR Percentage Passing:
Grade 3, Reading – 79%, Math – 79%
Grade 4, Reading – 81%, Math – 78%, Writing – 75%
Grade 5, Reading – 82% (SSI), Math – 85% (SSI), Science – 87%
Grade 6, Reading – 78%, Math – 80%
Grade 7, Reading – 80%, Math – 79%, Writing – 75%
Grade 8, Reading – 88% (SSI), Math 78% (SSI), Science – 84%, Social Studies – 74%
Algebra 1 – 92%; English 1 – 80%; English II – 80%, Biology – 95%; US History – 98%

Note: Passing standards for STAAR 3-8 and EOC first-time testers increased in 2016. The data displayed reflect these
increased passing standards (STAAR, English Only, 3-8 all testers, EOC first-time testers spring 2016)
 2016 seniors – SAT average score: Critical reading – 500; Math – 516; Writing – 482
 2016 seniors – 27 semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program
 2016 seniors – 102 commended in National Merit Scholarship Program
 2016 seniors – 54 National Hispanic Scholars
 2015-2016 Dual Credit course enrollment – 7,733; College hours earned – 23,542
 2015-2016 Advanced Placement students – 13,499; class enrollment – 22,060

Partnerships

 5,372 volunteers have documented 325,163 hours valued at $7,660,840.20 in donated service to CFISD
 51 schools have an adopt-a-school partnership with an organization
 598 mentors and 317 Bus Buddies
 District and school donations totaled $5,352,482.53
 $155,722.87 received for advertising revenue (bus, stadium, hotel and employee discounts)
 $64,040.76 received for VIPS event and Superintendent Fun Run sponsorships

Business and Finance

 Ranked No.1 among the 200 largest districts in Texas by the Education Resource Group (ERG) for financial performance for the fourth consecutive year
 “Superior Achievement” Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating for 13 consecutive years
 Five-star rating for six consecutive years for the TXSmartSchools.org (formerly Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST)
 Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle Awards for financial transparency:
 Highest possible distinction for all six years of program: “Platinum” (2014-2015); “Gold” (2010-2013)
 M&O Tax rate at $1.50, the maximum allowed by law, from 2002 through 2005; reduced from $1.50 to $1.354 in 2006; reduced to $1.024 in 2007; increased to $1.04 in 2008 and remained at $1.04 throughout 2016
 Total tax rate of $1.44 for 2016-2017
 20% Optional Local Homestead Exemption plus $25,000 state exemption
 2004 bond referendum for $713.2 million
 2007 bond referendum for $806 million
 2014 bond referendum for $1.209 billion – the largest bond election in the district’s history
 Among the lowest administrative cost ratio (3.73%) in the Gulf Coast region for more than a decade and one of the lowest in the state
 Administrative expenditures account for only 1.8% of the operating budget
 Operating cost is $7,744 per student – one of the lowest in Texas
 Budget reductions for four years (08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12) total $106 million
 Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for past 20 years
 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for past 19 years
 Fitch, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s bond ratings are AA
 State and federal grant awards total $803,559,240 (2000-2001 to present) Highlights
 $66,679,394 in academic scholarships awarded to the Class of 2016
 $33,109,662 in athletic scholarships awarded to the Class of 2016
 7,693 graduates in the Class of 2016
 59,409 guests attended CFISD graduation ceremonies at the Berry Center
 32,253 guests attended other school districts’ graduation ceremonies at the Berry Center
 26,917 watched streaming video of graduation ceremonies from their computers or smartphones
 11,583 students enrolled in enrichment or accelerated summer school classes in 2016
 29,826 hours in community use of facilities in 2015-2016
 35,021,328 website page views with 20,120,854 for the home page
9/15/16