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Dr. Troxell UIL Chair

Dr. Troxell, Superintendent, Named Chair of UIL Legislative Council

Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent of Kerrville Independent School District, has been named Chair of the 2013-2014 University Interscholastic League Legislative Council during the 73rd Annual UIL Legislative Council Meeting held October 20-21 in Round Rock, Texas. Troxell previously was the Chair of the UIL Legislative Council Standing Committee on Academics for the last several years.

"Dan Troxell is one of the most intelligent people that I know," said Dr. Charles Breithaupt, UIL Executive Director. "He represents himself with class and integrity. He is a great leader and has the welfare of students in Texas is in the forefront of his mind. Dr. Troxell is a very calculated yet, progressive thinker, and will be a great asset to the UIL Legislative Council as the chair." 

The Legislative Council chairs are selected by a committee of previous chairs, and then recommended and approved by the full council. This year the nomination committee had four previous chairs who selected the new chair, vice chair and second vice chair. Dr. Troxell's tenure as Legislative Council chair officially began at the end of the meeting on October 21 and will continue to the end of the October 2014 meeting.

“The UIL provides immeasurable academic, athletic, musical and extra-curricular opportunities for students state-wide,” said Troxell. “I’m honored to bring my experience and passion for the UIL organization to the position of chairman. This is a tremendous honor not only for me, but for Kerrville ISD and the Kerrville community.”

The University Interscholastic League was created by The University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers. Since 1910, the UIL has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world. The UIL continues to operate as part of the University of Texas, under the auspices of the Vice President for Diversity & Community Engagement.

Click here for the full press release.  

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Mobile App

Kerrville ISD Now Has a Mobile App!

The Kerrville ISD Mobile App is an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff and the community. Created by ParentLink, the app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the district’s most sought after information in the most convenient format – the mobile device. The app is free and available for download in the App store for Apple users, and the Google Play store for Android users. The app can be viewed in English or Spanish.

The app provides access to:

- District and school news, allowing the user to select which schools and news feeds they want to subscribe to;
- Push notifications for the District or Campus to send out instant alerts to the user’s mobile device (user’s can subscribe to the campuses of their choice); 
- Lunch menus and links to pay lunch accounts online directly from the app;
- Skyward Family Access to view student grades and other important data;
- Calendar information for schools and district events, including the ability to add events from school calendars to the user’s device calendar; 
- School and district staff directories;
- Links to the school’s Facebook page and website;
- A tip line for users to provide the district with suggestions, celebrations and other important information; 
- Sports schedules, scores and links to Athletic department.

To read the full press release, click here.  

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ACT Scores

Kerrville ISD Students Score High on ACT Exams

Kerrville ISD students who took the ACT exam scored higher than the state average on College English Composition, College Algebra, College Social Science and College Biology tests. KISD students also scored higher than the state average in the composite scores of the four tests together. Scores earned indicate that more Kerrville ISD students were ready for College-Level Coursework than the state average in all content areas. The figure below shows a comparison of students ready for college-level coursework in Kerrville ISD (red) and in the state (yellow). Click here for the full press release.

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ACT scores

Kerrville ISD Scores Above State Average In All Subject Areas on 2012 ACT Test

Kerrville ISD students who took the ACT exam scored higher than the state average on College English Composition, College Algebra, College Social Science and College Biology tests. KISD students also scored higher than the state average in the composite scores of the four tests together.

Scores earned indicate that more Kerrville ISD students were ready for College-Level Coursework than the state average in all content areas. 

Of the students who tested, 82 percent scored high enough to be considered “college ready” in College English Composition, compared to 61 percent for the state average. In College Algebra, 59 percent of KISD students scored in the college ready group compared to a state score of 48 percent. In College Social Science, 61 percent of KISD students scored in the college ready group compared to only 43 percent statewide. In College Biology, 41 percent of KISD students scored in the college ready group compared to 36 percent statewide.

Overall, 29 percent of students met the college ready standard in all four subject areas combined. The state average was 26 percent.  

Ellen Williams, Senior Director of Advanced Academics credits the rigorous instruction at Tivy High School for preparing students well for success after high school graduation. “The ACT report confirms what we know about our students. Kerrville ISD graduates are well prepared for college and careers in our community and beyond.”

The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first year college coursework. 

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