At-Risk Population Declines, Minority Populations Growing, High Turnover Rate ? Information from TEA about KISD from 2011-12

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Kennedale Associate Superintendent, Dr. Karen Furman, submitted a report to KISD Board at the December regular meeting that looked at some of the data that is in the 2011-12 AEIS (Academic Excellence Indicator System). The Kennedale News reviewed the data and added comparison data to the report as well as additional information. All the information and more is available at the TEA website?

  • Reported enrollment for 2011-12 of 3090 students represented {{more}}a drop from a high of 3167 in 2010-11 representing a 2.5% decrease. For the current year, enrollment is up 20 students which is a positive for the school district since that provides additional revenue from the State.
Student Information:

The ethnic enrollment for Kennedale last year showed

  • White 54.1% – State 37%, Arlington 35.6%, Mansfield 39.5%
  • Hispanic 21.3% – State 44%, Arlington 42.7%, Mansfield 24.1%
  • African-American 17% – State 13.3%, Arlington 23.3%, Mansfield 25.7%
  • Others (Asian, Pacific Islanders and American Indian) 4.9% – State 4.2%, Arlington 7.3%, Mansfield 6.8%
  • 2 or more races 2.5% – State 1.7%, Arlington 1.8%, Mansfield 3.8%
Overall the district has seen an average of increase of minority enrollment of 2% annually over the past 5 years.
  • ?Economic disadvantage? students, perhaps reflecting the economic times, in Kennedale ISD has grown to 40% of the enrollment (State 60.4%, Arlington 65.4%, Mansfield 37.3%).
  • The ?At Risk? students for the district has been steadily declining the last four. The state defines an ?At Risk? student as one who is at risk of dropping out of school because of one or more of these factors: a student who has failed one or more grades or two or more subjects in grades 7-12; did not pass state required assessments or did not pass readiness test in pre-kindergarten ? 3rd grades; is pregnant or a parent while in school; has been expelled in the past or is on parole, probation, or under deferred adjudication; or, has previously dropped out of school. Kennedale At Risk??27% (State 45.4%, Arlington 56.3%, Mansfield 33.1%).


  • The teacher per student ratio was 16.6 (State 15.4, Arlington 16.4%, Mansfield 16.7%).?
  • The largest group of teachers in Kennedale with experience was the group from 11-20 years 28.3% (state 26.6%). ?
  • 18.7% had 20+ years of experience (state 17.9).?
  • New teachers accounted for 3.1 % of the teachers in Kennedale ISD (state 4.6%).
  • Overall KISD teacher experience,?11.7 years, is equivalent to the state (11.6 years). In Mansfield ISD the average experience is 11.3 years and in Arlington ISD it is 12.1 years.
Kennedale ISD had a high 19.1% teacher turn-over rate compared to a state average of 12.6% in 2011-12 (Mansfield 7.3 %, Arlington 9.5%).

Expenditures/Revenues based on actuals from 2010-11:

  • KISD teacher salaries averages are $53,595 (State $48,375, Arlington $51,346, Mansfield ISD $52,770). ?
  • Instruction expenditures for KISD per pupil for all funds was $4,953 (State $5,061, Arlington $5,224, Mansfield $4,517).
  • Campus Leadership expenditures per student was $487 (State $492, Arlington $398, Mansfield $446).
  • Central administration expenditures per student was $273 (State $272, Arlington $103, Mansfield $140).
  • Total expenditure per student was $9,559 with payroll cost of $6,590 (State $11,146 with payroll $6,987, Arlington $9,619 with payroll $6,729, Mansfield $11,753 with payroll $6,150).
Primary revenue sources are still residential 75.6% compared to business 16.1% (State 54.3%/33.4%, Arlington 55.6%/41.%, Mansfield 68.9%/21.1%
Tax rate 2011?was $1.512 (State $1.244, Arlington $1.306, Mansfield $1.496)

The Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) is the foundation for the accountability system in the state of Texas. AEIS considers all students participating in the state assessment system in addition to other pertinent data regarding school operations such as information on school and district staff, finances, programs and student demographics. Performance on state assessment is typically shown disaggregated by ethnicity, special education, low income status, limited English proficient status (since 2002-03), at-risk status (since 2003-04, district, region, and state), and, beginning in 2008-09, by bilingual/ESL (district, region, and state, in section three of reports).
For the school year 2011-2012, the accountability ratings were suspended as the new testing ? State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) ? was introduced.??

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