Strategic goal

An exceptional education has long been the focus of our district. Our top responsibility is to provide a rigorous, innovative educational experience that prepares all students for college and careers, along with developing meaningful relationships between schools, families and the community in a safe and secure environment.

With this in mind, the Garland ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. López have created specific objectives to establish and define district academic targets.

The work of the board and the district will continue as departments and campuses collaborate to develop action plans and data reporting steps. As these efforts advance and data points are collected, updates will be provided and shared so that progress on key performance indicators can be monitored. 

Goal and objectives through 2024-25 

Goal statement: Garland ISD will ensure ALL students graduate prepared for college, careers and life by increasing student performance measures, postsecondary readiness, and graduation rates and decreasing student management incidences.

Ten objectives have been identified to achieve this goal. Expand each objective below for details or download the Print Version-Student Achievement Quick Reference Scorecard (PDF).

Objective A: Early Literacy (Reading)

Goal=90% by 2025

Percent of students in grade 3 demonstrating early literacy as measured by Meets Grade Level performance on STAAR Reading.

Current performance: 43.9%
2018-19 target: 54%

 

 

Percent of students demonstrating early literacy

Percent of students demonstrating early literacy in reading - text description of the bar chart

 

Objective B: Early Literacy (Writing)

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Percent of students in grade 4 demonstrating early literacy as measured by Meets Grade Level performance on STAAR Writing.

Current performance: 39.2%
2018-19 target: 42.0%

 

 

Early Literacy (Writing) bar chart

Percent of students demonstrating early literacy in writing - text description of the bar chart

 

Objective C: English Language Acquisition

Percent of ELL students demonstrating English language acquisition, as measured by yearly progress indicator on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).

Current performance: 55.8%
2018-19 target: 58%

 

 

Percent of ELL students demonstrating English language acquisition Percent of ELL students demonstrating English language acquisition - text description of bar chart.

 

Objective D: Scientific Understanding

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Percent of students in grade 8 demonstrating scientific understanding as measured by Meets Grade Level performance on STAAR Science.

Current performance: 46.3%
2018-19 target: 47%

 

 

Scientific understanding bar chart

Percent of students demonstrating scientific understanding - text description of bar chart.

 

Objective E: Mathematical Proficiency

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Percent of students demonstrating mathematical proficiency as measured by Meets Grade Level performance by the end of grade 9 on STAAR Algebra I EOC.

Current performance: 64.2%
2018-19 target: 65.0%

Note: Approximately 1/3 of 7th-grade students participate in the Grade 8 or Algebra I STAAR assessments.

 

 

Percent of students demonstrating mathematical proficiency

Percent of students demonstrating mathematical proficiency - text description of bar chart.

 

Objective F: Post-secondary Readiness (SAT Exams)

Evidenced-based Reading and Writing Goal=70% by 2025

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Current performance: 50%
2018-19 target: 52%

 

 

 

 

Post-secondary Readiness (SAT Exams) Reading & Writing bar chart

Percent of students demonstrating postsecondary readiness exam success (Reading and Writing) - text description of bar graph.

Mathematics Goal=50% by 2025

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Current performance: 24%
2018-19 target: 25%

 

 

Post-secondary Readiness (SAT Exams) Math bar chart

Percent of students demonstrating postsecondary readiness exam success (Mathematics) - text description of bar graph.

Objective G: Post-secondary Readiness (AP Exams)

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Percent of students demonstrating postsecondary readiness exam success, as measured by AP exams with qualifying criterion scores.

Current performance: 34.8%
2018-19 target: 35%

 

Post-secondary Readiness (AP Exams) bar chart

Percent of students demonstrating postsecondary readiness exam success - text description of the bar chart.

Objective H: Student Management

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Percent of discretionary exclusionary consequences as measured by ISS, OSS, and DAEP.

Current performance: 47.2%
2018-19 target: 44.5%

 

 

Student Management bar chart Percent of discretionary exclusionary consequences as measured by ISS, OSS, and DAEP - text description of the bar chart.

 

Objective I: Graduation Outcomes

Percent of students successfully completing graduation and College, Career, Military Ready (CCM‐R) requirements.

Four-year Graduation Rate Goal=95% by 2025

Current performance: 92.0%
2018-19 target: 92.3%

 

 

 

 

 

CCM-R Graduates Goal=80% by 2025

Current performance: 48.5%
2018-19 target: 49%

 

Percent of students successfully completing graduation requirements Percent of students successfully completing graduation requirements - text description of the bar chart.

 

CCMR (in process) bar chart

Percent of students successfully completing College, Career, Military Ready (CCM‐R) requirements - text description of the bar chart.

 

Mission, vision and values

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Mission

The Garland Independent School District exists as a diverse community with a shared vision that serves to provide an exceptional education to all its students.

Vision

Reaching the future by driving excellence, one student at a time.

Values

  • We believe every student can learn.
  • We know every student deserves our best.
  • We value and celebrate all cultures.
  • We respect all students, families, staff and communities.
  • We demonstrate ethical behavior.

Education Transforms Lives.