About WFISD

  
WFISD Schools 
 
Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) serves the North Texas community of Wichita Falls.
 
The district operates 29 campuses. WFISD has three high schools, three junior high schools, 16 elementary schools, and four Head Start/Early Childhood campuses. The district also operates three alternative facilities. 
 
WFISD enrolled 14,590 students in October 2013 and is the largest public school district of the 38 located in North Texas. It is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and is the largest school district operating in Region 9.

Wichita Falls is recognized for its annual Hotter ‘N Hell bike race, Sheppard Air Force Base, its friendly atmosphere, and quick, equidistant access to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and Oklahoma City. WFISD serves most of the Wichita Falls community, including elementary-aged children on Sheppard Air Force Base.

A hallmark of WFISD is its strong community support from private and public foundations. Generous financial support from the West Foundation, the Priddy Foundation, the Perkins/Prothro Foundation and the WFISD Foundation underwrite unique opportunities in WFISD for students and faculty. These foundations provide classroom grants, funding for student activities and incentives for students and faculty.

WFISD uses its own instructor-written curriculum that was created in 2013 by a team of its own teachers. It continues to be refined and adapted to promote high achievement.

WFISD also offers a newly redesigned Choice Program that provides flexibility to students and their families. In 2014, WFISD board members instituted attendance zones that are paired with assigned secondary schools as well as elementary schools. Students who prefer to attend a school located outside their attendance zone may file a Choice Form. They will then be considered for a transfer to the school they prefer.

Two WFISD schools – Kirby Junior High and Hirschi High School – offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate program. WFISD schools also offer a broad range of Advanced Placement classes. Students have access to the popular dual enrollment program that allows them to take college classes in high school and earn credits for both.

WFISD won acclaim from the Magnet Schools of America Association in 1999 and 2001 when Washington/Jackson Elementary and Kirby Junior High, respectively, were awarded the Ronald P. Simpson Award, giving them the title “Best Magnet School in America” for one year. WFISD schools have also won the federal distinction of the Blue Ribbon Award.

WFISD teachers rank among the state’s very best. In 2009, Southern Hills Elementary teacher Donna Patrick was named the 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. In 2005, Hirschi High School IB World Topics teacher Sherry Lindemann was named Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. She represented WFISD and thousands of Texas teachers at a formal ceremony in the White House Rose Garden held by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

 
Staff Statistics (based on 2012-13 District Profile)
 
Total Staff
1,925.2
Teachers
1,058.2
Professional support personnel
193.1
Administrators
65.3
Support staff
803.8
Teachers with advanced degrees
242
Average years of teaching experience
13
Average experience in Wichita Falls ISD
11.1
Percentage of teachers with more than 10 years of experience
28.4%
Average teacher salary
$46,115
Average students per teacher
13.8
 
Student Profile (based on 2012-13 District Profile)

2012-13 school year14,639
White44.6%
Hispanic33.6%
African-American14.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander2.5%
American Indian
1.0%
At-Risk47.0%
Economically Disadvantaged57.6%
Limited English Proficient6.1%
 
2012-2013
Budget Disclosure
2012-2013
Budgeted Amount
2012-2013 Budget
Per Student
2011-2012
Expenditures*
2011-2012
Actual Per Student
Instruction$63,095,705$4,346$59,495,868$4,090
Instructional Support$16,393,831$1,129$17,871,508$1,229
Central Administration$2,933,241$202$2,923,140$201
District Operations$15,733,924$1,084$18,007,714$1,238
Debt Service$213,800$15$143,275$10
Other Functions$763,081$53$1,472,291$101
Total$99,133,582$6,829$99,913,796$6,869
Food Service Fund
$7,726,950
$532
$7,929,800
$545
Debt Service Fund
$7,948,640
$547
$8,913,137
$544
*Note: The actual expenditures do not include final adjustments as of the end of the fiscal year. This column reflects unaudited data.
 **Note: The total above includes the following amounts from State Fiscal Stabilization funding provided to the state of Texas by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and was substituted for general state aide revenues.
 
 
2011-2012
Budget Disclosure
2011-2012
Budgeted Amount
2011-2012 Budget
Per Student
2010-2011
Expenditures*
2010-2011
Actual Per Student
Instruction$61,948,118$4,272$60,863,211$4,163
Instructional Support$17,670,665$1,218$18,509,478$1,266
Central Administration$2,992,782$206$2,897,223$198
District Operations$16,8140,207$1,159$17,270,572$1,181
Debt Service$143,275$10$273,193$19
Other Functions$708,131$49$717,192$49
Total$100,273,178$6,914$100,530,869$6,876
Food Service Fund
$7,747,500
$534
$7,327,100
$501
Debt Service Fund
$7,823,110
$539
$8,446,297
$578
 
2010-2011
Budget Disclosure
2010-2011
Budgeted Amount
2010-2011 Budget
Per Student
2009-2010
Expenditures*
2009-2010
Actual Per Student
Instruction$53,322,016$3,679$56,050,890$3,843
Instructional Support$18,672,654$1,288$18,067,191$1,239
Central Administration$2,940,538$203$2,935,444$201
District Operations$17,583,182$1,213$17,348,039$1,190
Debt Service$273,742$19$483,667$33
Other Functions$594,434$41$613,840$42
Total$93,386,566$6,443$95,499,071$6,548
Food Service Fund
$7,510,400
$518
$7,284,879
$500
Debt Service Fund
$8,446,297
$583
$8,418,427
$577
 
2009-2010
Budget Disclosure
2009-2010
Budgeted Amount
2009-2010 Budget
Per Student
2008-2009
Expenditures*
2008-2009
Actual Per Student
Instruction$56,520,047$3,924$57,936,306$4,012
Instructional Support$18,097,220$1,256$16,324,639$1,131
Central Administration$2,962,355$206$2,788,431$193
District Operations$17,754,482$1,233$15,802,022$1,094
Debt Service$478,667$33$1,178,253$82
Other Functions$804,595$56$564,013$39
Total$96,617,366$6,708$94,593,664$6,551
Food Service Fund
$7,630,546
$530
$7,200,611
$499
Debt Service Fund
$8,418,427
$584
$8,005,000
$554
 
 
2011-2012 Utility Cost and Usage

 

Electric Cost
Gas Cost
Water Cost
Irrigation Cost
Sewer Cost
Other Utility Cost
Total Utility Cost
$1,927,227
$178,127
$147,831
$117,976
$73,582
$307,018
$2,751,761
Electric kWh
Gas Therms
Water CCF
Irrigation CCF
Sewer CCF
 
16,472,356
277,020
41,030
32,807
40,750
 
 
2010-2011 Utility Cost and Usage


Electric Cost
Gas Cost
Water Cost
Irrigation Cost
Sewer Cost
Other Utility Cost
Total Utility Cost
$2,113,529
$217,518
$174,327
$211,145
$91,180
$310,965
$3,118,664
Electric kWh
Gas Therms
Water CCF
Irrigation CCF
Sewer CCF
 
17,646,061
318,082
51,117
65,061
50,913