Irving ISD made an impressive run at the Mid-Cities Destination Imagination regional tournament, bringing 87 teams to compete in innovative academic challenges in the areas of STEM, fine arts and service learning. In the end, six teams advanced and will represent the district at state in Lubbock.
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.
Spanish teacher Ana Snider of Singley Academy received the College Board AP Award for Administrators for the Southwest region. The award recognizes educators who have demonstrated significant involvement with the AP program within their school or district.
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.
Evergreen Packaging named Brandenburg Elementary School among its winners of the 2016 Made by Milk Construction Contest. A team of 38 fifth-graders submitted their aviation project consisting of eight model aircrafts made of 1,244 milk and juice cartons.
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.