About WFISD
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    Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) is a public school district based in Wichita Falls, Texas and is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. WFISD is located in a growing community in North Texas. Wichitans enjoy a slower-paced, friendly atmosphere with the added benefits of quick access to the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and Oklahoma City. Wichita Falls ISD serves most of Wichita Falls including portions of Sheppard Air Force Base.
 
   Support from the community's private and public foundations has always been strong. The generous support of West Foundation, Priddy Foundation, and Perkins/Prothro Foundation, as well as the WFISD Foundation, allows the district to provide unique opportunities to students and faculty. These foundations provide classroom grants, funding for student activities, and student/faculty incentives.
 
   The Wichita Falls ISD is one of the few Texas school districts to offer a choice program that gives parents the choice of what secondary school they would like their child to attend. While elementary school attendance zones exist, parents can opt out of these and send their children to one of the five elementary magnet schools in the district. Secondary schools in the WFISD offer Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses to students wishing to pursue a more challenging academic curriculum.
 
   The school district has continuously been recognized for its overall academic success from the Texas Education Agency and the Magnet Schools of America Association. In 1999 and 2001 respectively, Washington/Jackson Elementary and Kirby Junior High were awarded the Ronald P. Simpson award, giving them the title of "Best Magnet School in America" for a year. The district also boasts that many of its schools have received the Texas Blue Ribbon award or have attained "Exemplary" status from the TEA.
 
   In 2009, Southern Hills 6th grade teacher Donna Patrick was named 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. In 2005, Hirschi High School IB World Topics teacher Sherry Lindemann was named Texas Teacher of the Year where she represented the WFISD and thousands of Texas teachers at a formal ceremony held by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in the White House Rose Garden.
 
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