Nimitz Named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
Nimitz Elementary has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for being an Exemplary High Performing School. A total of 337 schools nationwide were recognized for being exemplary high performing or for exemplary performance in closing achievement gaps. The U.S. Department of Education will honor these schools at a Recognition Ceremony November 10-11 in Washington D.C.
“All of the staff and students of Nimitz Elementary are excited and honored to be named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said Wendy Tiemann, Principal. “Nimitz Elementary is an amazing school, and we are honored to be recognized for our success.”
“Being named a Blue Ribbon School is a tremendous honor and accomplishment,” said Dan Troxell, Ph.D., Superintendent. “We are proud of the Nimitz Elementary students, staff and administrators for being named among an elite school for our nation.”
For the official press release, click here: http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/2014-final-report/Press_Release_2014_National_Blue_Ribbon_Schools.pdf.
Antler Athletics On Top
Tivy High School Athletics is at an all-time high this week as three teams have landed on distinguished lists. The Lady Antlers Volleyball team is ranked 14 on the Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A state poll with a current record of 19-9 overall and 5-1 in district. The Tivy Tennis team is ranked in the top 25 of 5A teams in the state by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association with a record of 7-3. The Tivy Football Team is ranked 3rd in the latest San Antonio Express News Sub 6A rankings. Way to go Antler Athletics! TFND!
Student Enrollment Exceeds 5,000, Inter-District Transfers Highest in History
Kerrville ISD’s student enrollment has exceeded 5,000 for the second year at 5,066 and the number of inter-district transfers is the highest in history at 234 students.
“Student enrollment is an indicator of many factors in a school district, including teacher quality, student achievement, and quality of class offerings,” said Dan Troxell, Ph.D, Superintendent of Kerrville ISD. “When a family makes the decision to transfer to KISD, we know it is due to the quality of education available in our schools.”
According to the Texas Education Agency, enrollment is defined as the number of students registered in a school at a designated time in the school year. The official state “snapshot” date is the last Friday in October. However, analyzing enrollment data throughout the school year helps to determine trends compared to prior years.
A look at the history of enrollment in Kerrville ISD shows a student enrollment of 3,025 in 1981-82, 4,059 in 1991-92, 4,584 in 2001-02, and 4,898 in 2011-12.