The mission of Pasadena ISD, the gateway to unlimited opportunity for the youth of our culturally rich community, is to empower students to become accomplished, self-directed, and collaborative citizen-scholars who boldly contribute to an increasingly complex and evolving world by engaging in rigorous curriculum, relevant experiences, and positive relationships while embracing the uniqueness of each individual.
Our outstanding teachers and innovative programs have created an endless cycle of student achievement. With state recognized campuses, along with state and national Blue Ribbon Schools, and a history of national championships in Academic Decathlon and the National Academic Games, students in our schools thrive intellectually and socially in a dynamic learning environment.
We see the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. It's a picture of success that is created by a sound education in the Pasadena schools.
WE BELIEVE THAT...
Everyone has purpose, worth, and dignity.
Individual potential is unknown and immeasurable.
Family dynamics profoundly influence the decisions individuals make and the people they become.
Connecting with others and building positive, meaningful relationships are essential.
Learning is instinctive, lifelong, and unique to the individual.
Communication is pervasive, essential, ever-present, and multidimensional.
Feeling safe enhances the ability to learn.
Diversity adds value to all areas of life.
Change is natural and continuous.
Each person is responsible and accountable in all aspects of life for the choices he or she makes.
The Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent
Marshall Kendrick, President
Jack Bailey, Vice President
Fred Roberts, Secretary
Mariselle Quijano-Lerma, Assistant Secretary
Vickie Morgan, Member
Jerry Speer, Member
Nelda Sullivan, Member
Dr. Kirk Lewis
Learn more about the Board and Superintendent click here
Elementary Schools: 35
Middle Schools: 8
Intermediate Schools: 10
High Schools: 5
Total Schools: 62
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Elementary Schools: 17:2
Intermediate Schools: 17:2
High Schools: 19:1
District Average: 17:2
GRADUATION RATES - 2012
Recommended HS program: 68.45%
AP/Dual Enrollment: 24.12%
Hispanic: 44,044 (82.05%)
White: 3,997 (7.45%)
African-American: 3,642 (6.79%)
Asian: 1,515 (2.82%)
Pacific Islander: 39 (0.07%)
American Indian: 107 (0.20%)
Two or more ethnic codes selected: 333 (0.62%)
Economically disadvantaged: 81.77%
STARTING TEACHER SALARIES 2012-13
Bachelor's Degree: $46,126
Master's Degree: $47,126
TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 53,677
Special Education: 4,470
ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS 2011-2013
Texas Exemplary Schools
Pearl Hall Elementary
South Houston Elementary
Texas Recognized Schools
Golden Acres Elementary
L.F. Smith Elementary
Mae Smythe Elementary
Red Bluff Elementary
South Belt Elementary
South Shaver Elementary
Keller Middle School
Lomax Middle School
Melillo Middle School
Morris Middle School
Beverly Hills Intermediate
- Pasadena ISD employs 7,219 individuals.
- Since 2003, the McDonald's Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament has donated more than $1 million to the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation.
- Pasadena ISD high school students earned top places in national and international Career and Technology competitions.
- More than 350 Promethean boards are being utilized in classrooms districtwide-taking students on educational journeys across the world.
- Pasadena ISD is home of the largest HOSTS program in the state with more than 2,500 annual volunteers helping students develop better reading skills.
- Students from all five Pasadena ISD high schools were named as All-State students in band, orchestra and choir.
- Pasadena ISD was named a leader in music education for five consecutive years by a national survey sponsored by the NAMM Foundation and its AMC division.
- In 2011-2012, three district high schools -- Dobie, Pasadena and Memorial -- qualified for state competition in Academic Decathlon.
- In 2011-2012, every district sixth-grader visited a college campus after completing the Kids2College curriculum.
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(Morning Pre-Kindergarten 7:55-10:55 a.m. Afternoon session 12:10-3:10 p.m.)
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Pasadena ISD has a rich history of generous community members and patrons...those who contribute time, talents, resources and money to enhance the education of our students. Through Partners in Pasadena, our community has a variety of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of students. For more information on how to be a volunteer, click here.