Alvin Independent School District
Alvin ISD is a recognized school district that encompasses 250 square miles, and serves students in the Alvin-Manvel-Rosharon-Pearland area. The District is committed to providing a comprehensive PreK-16 educational system for its growing student population. Currently with more than 18,200 students, Alvin ISD is expected to reach nearly 20,000 students by the 2014-2015 school year.
Manvel High School, Manvel Junior High at Rodeo Palms (opening fall 2012), and Nolan Ryan Junior High, along with Savannah Lakes Elementary, Don Jeter Elementary, Mary Marek Elementary, Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary and Glenn York Elementary all service students from the Pearland, Manvel and Rosharon areas.
These campuses serve students whose families live in one of the fastest growing areas in the Houston area. In addition, the District is planning for the future with sites purchased for a fifteenth elementary schools and a third high school in the Pearland area.
Alvin ISD recognizes the importance of cost effective management and has received a Superior rating for financial accountability in the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) program for eight consecutive years.
The District is supported by numerous civic organizations, businesses and individuals who care about children and take great pride in having a vision for the future and continuing a tradition of excellence.
Alvin ISD is the largest employer in the Alvin/Manvel area with approximately 2,500 staff members who care about students and work hard to provide the best learning experience for every child.
Student performance continues to improve in every subject area and student group. The number of Advanced Placement Scholars grows every year and the district boasts an increasing number of students who distinguish themselves in various academic competitions. High school, junior high school and elementary-age students participate in a variety of challenging University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic and fine arts contests.
Students can earn college credit while still in high school by taking advantage of over 39 dual credit courses offered through a unique partnership with Alvin Community College. Through the Dual Degree Program, high school students can earn their diploma and an associate's degree from Alvin Community College simultaneously.
Athletes excel in football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, powerlifting, golf, track and field, swimming and diving, water polo, tennis and bowling.
Approximately $2 million in academic, fine arts and athletic scholarships are awarded to high school seniors every year. A program for gifted and talented youngsters provides identified students with opportunities to broaden their knowledge, skills, and experiences. One part of the program for the gifted and talented is the Dual Language program, which provides identified students the opportunity to learn English and Spanish from native language speakers.
Career and Technical Education programs at the high school level provide a coherent sequence of course work and industry certifications directly related to academic and occupational competencies. Special Education programs are provided to students with disabilities through special instruction, modifications, and services that meet their individual and specific needs.
Alvin ISD's six district goals that address academic performance, teachers and staff, technology, facilities, parent and community involvement, and fiscal responsibility will take Alvin ISD to the next level, and continue the commitment to excellence that is a long-standing tradition. For additional information visit www.alvinisd.net.