Wylie Independent School District (Collin County, Texas)


Wylie Independent School District (Collin County, Texas)

Wylie Independent School District is a school district based in Wylie, Texas, United States.

Wylie ISD serves most of the city of Wylie, a portion of the city of Murphy, and the Collin County portion of the city of Sachse. Enrollment has grown to just over 10,000 students. [http://www.wylieisd.net/district/default.wspx Enrollment Information] ] The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1

History

In the 1890s, the town of Wylie had been served by a small school [ [http://www.wylietexas.gov/News/CItyHistory/ Wylie City History ] ] with small funding primarily by the parents of the students of the schools. Ovid Birmingham noticed this problem traveling and established Wylie ISD in 1901-1902. He set limits of the district that all citizens in that area would pay taxes to uphold the district. The Birmingham family had provided money to build a proper High School. Since then the Birmingham family has established various Land Trusts [ [http://www.wylieisd.net/specialfeatures/birmingham/history.wspx Wylie ISD.net ] ] to fund areas of curriculum for the district as well as scholarships for the top 22 of the graduating class. The city and district has honored him and his family with the Birmingham Elementary School and streets among other things.

In 2007 the Wylie East High School opened for the 2007-2008 school year. The school severs solely the ninth grade students. Wylie East will become a 9-12 school with Class of 2012 being the first class to graduate after the district voted to go with multiple 9-12 campuses in January 2008.

tandardized dress

Since the 2006-2007 school year, all Wylie ISD students in grades 5 through 12 have had to comply with a standardized dress code, which is similar to a school uniform [ [http://www.wylieisd.net/news/2007/july/dresscode.wspx Dress Code] ] . In the 2007-2008 school year, the dress code went largely unchanged, except that hooded sweatshirts were banned indoors as they are considered "outerwear." The dress code includes wearing a solid-color polo with sleeves, tucked in. Pants and shorts can be khaki, black or blue, and must be worn with a belt. Footwear must have a back strap.

chools

econdary schools

High schools

* Wylie High School (10-12)
* Wylie East High School (9)

Junior high schools (7-8)

*Burnett Junior High School
*Cooper Junior High School
*McMillan Junior High School

Primary schools

Intermediate schools (5-6)

*Davis Intermediate School
*Draper Intermediate School
*Harrison Intermediate School

Elementary schools (1-4)

* Akin Elementary School
* Birmingham Elementary School
* Cox Elementary School
* Dodd Elementary School
* Groves Elementary School
* Hartman Elementary School
* Smith Elementary School
* Tibbals Elementary School
* Whitt Elementary School (opening for the 2008-2009 school year)

References

External links

* [http://www.wylieisd.net/ Wylie ISD]
* [http://www.wylieisd.net/district/default.wspx Enrollment Information]


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