Commencement for the Class of 2017 took place over the span of two days, celebrating 2,468 seniors from Irving ISD’s four comprehensive high schools. With over $38.3 million earned in scholarships and grants, this year’s graduates have achieved many accolades in the classroom and beyond.
The Department of World Languages hosted its annual Independent English Debate on May 17. The debate featured teams from Irving, MacArthur and Nimitz and consisted of English Language Learner (ELL) students who have been in the U.S. 12 months or less. The team from Nimitz took first place.
Irving ISD held its annual District Geography Bee on May 17 in the MacArthur High School auditorium. Sixteen out of twenty elementary campuses fielded teams in this year’s competition, and the team from Townsell Elementary emerged as the winner.
The top teachers in Irving ISD shined bright at the Teacher of the Year celebration held May 4 at Singley Academy.
As some may be aware, there is a series produced by Netflix called 13 Reasons Why that is gaining in popularity among school-aged children. The series is also receiving attention from media, educators and mental health experts because of the way it dramatizes bullying, depression and adolescent suicide.
Voters who live in Irving ISD’s single-member District 2 re-elected incumbent Nell Anne Hunt to serve a three-year term on the Irving ISD Board of Trustees. Incumbent Dr. Steven Jones (District 1) was unopposed in this year’s election and will continue his service on the Board in District 1.
Congratulations to MacArthur High School’s UIL Current Events team for winning their third consecutive state championship at the UIL Academics competition on April 21 in Austin.
To honor our outstanding partners in education and their generous contributions to our schools, Irving ISD held a ceremony on Monday, April 17. This year’s Golden Apple Award was presented to Lupita Padilla as an individual partner and to Irving Family YMCA as a partner organization.
The Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the Class of 2017, which includes a standout wrestler, triple threat athlete and two beloved coaches.
Irving ISD students racked up 14 medals and a Super Quiz championship at the state Academic Decathlon meet, held February 22-26 in San Antonio.
At its meeting in December, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to pursue District of Innovation (DOI) status. This designation grants high-performing school districts like Irving ISD the opportunity to create a local innovation plan with more flexible options, including some exemptions from state regulations previously offered only to charter schools.
Irving ISD, like all public school districts in Texas, has received its “work-in-progress” report from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), showing the “what if” ratings each school would receive IF the state’s new A-F rating system were in place.
Irving ISD earned 41 Distinction Designations awarded by the Texas Education Agency for student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). That number is an increase of four over 2015.
Irving ISD and all 33 campuses that are rated achieved the rating of Met Standard in the 2016 state accountability ratings released last week by the Texas Education Agency.
The graduation rate in Irving ISD is steadily on the rise. Irving ISD's Cohort 2015 achieved a graduation rate of 93.1 percent, an increase of 4.9 percentage points from Cohort 2014.
Irving ISD has been recognized by the College Board as its 2015 AP District of the Year! This honor is a result of the district expanding access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses and improving AP Exam performance.
Irving ISD was named a top digital school district by the Center for Digital Education for our use of innovative technologies such as the 1:1 laptop initiative, STEM curriculum and flipped classroom instruction.