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       Academic Excellence

    • Eleven (11) LISD students were named 2013 National Merit Semifinalists.  By comparison to similarly sized communities in Texas:
      • Abilene ISD had 3 semifinalists
      • Amarillo ISD had 4 semifinalist
      • Midland ISD had 0 semifinalists
      • Odessa ISD had 0 semifinalists
      • San Angelo had 2 semifinalists
      • Waco ISD had 1 semifinalists
      • Wichita Falls had 3 semifinalists
    • Sixteen (16) students were named Commended Scholars in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
    • The LISD juniors who took the PSAT in October of 2011 scored above the State and National mean scores in Critical Reading, Math and Writing.
    • On the PSAT College Readiness Benchmark, once again the LISD juniors scored significantly higher than their peers in the State and Nation.  
    • When looking at SAT scores from 2012, Lubbock ISD scored above the State in Critical Reading and Writing.
    • The ONLY International Baccalaureate diploma program on the South Plains.
    • The ONLY International Baccalaureate Primary Year Program on the South Plains.
    • Three of LISD’s four high schools qualified for the State Academic Decathlon in 2012.
    • Specialty programs on a number of campuses such as dual language, International Baccalaureate and fine arts.
    • The only orchestra program on the South Plains.
    • The only school district on the South Plains with certified music and art specialists on every campus K-12.
    • As the 2012-13 school year begins LISD has early childhood programs on 28 campuses with the capacity to serve 1,460 students.

    State of the Technology

    • More than $10 million invested to maximize the impact of technology on all aspects of instruction.
    • Laptop computers for classroom use in every middle school and senior high school.
    • Electronic classroom performance system available for every classroom to track student successes and used for interactive instruction.
    • One-to-one technology access in grades 2 – 5 using AlphaSmart “Neo2s” for word processing
    • Twenty semester courses available to students through the Online Program.

    Fine Arts and Athletic Accomplishments

    • The five-hundred member All Lubbock Marching Band performed in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
    • LISD bands, choirs and orchestras earned a total of 38 UIL Sweepstakes trophies during the 2011-2012 school year.
    • A total of sixty (60) LISD band, choral and orchestra students earned First Division Ratings at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
    • Two LISD swimmers were named All-Americans.
    • Seventeen swimmers and divers were named to the Academic All-State list.
    • Monterey’s softball team had eight students named to the Academic All-State list.
    • Madisyn Cox qualified for and competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials.

    Advanced Technology Center

    • The Mission of the Byron Martin Advanced Technology (ATC) is to prepare students for optimal success in high-demand, high-tech, advanced professions by providing state-of-the-art educational opportunities coupled with apprenticeship/internship opportunities, industry-standard certifications and college credit for an extensive set of courses.
    • Currently there are 1,905 students enrolled in one of more of the 35 courses offered at the ATC.
    • State and local officials and representatives from more than 15 different school districts have toured the ATC the last two years to become familiar with the “Best Practices” of the program. These representatives have returned to their districts to integrate their findings into their community. Those VIP tours continue this year.
    • Industry Certification opportunities include:
      Computer Technology A+ and Computer Networking Net+
      ESRI Certification for Geographic Information Systems
      Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)
      American Welding Society (AWS)
      National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES)
      Inter-I  ndustry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR)     
    • In June 2011, LISD’s Automotive Technology program at the ATC was chosen as fourth in the nation and among the top five Best Performing Schools out of the 350 institutions in the AYES national program.
    • New to the ATC in 2011 were classes offered through the Health Science Career Cluster. For the 2012-2013 school year, more than 600 high school students signed up for health classes necessitating the hiring of additional health teachers. Health Science classes offered at the ATC are:
      Principles of (taught on high school campuses)
      Health Science
      Anatomy & Physiology
      Medical Math
      Medical Microbiology
      Medical Terminology
      Practicum in Health – students spend time in clinics, hospitals, doctor’s offices and laboratories gaining practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills.
      Practicum in Health II (Emergency Medical Technician – EMT) EMT-B training is designed to prepare students to provide basic life support measures, as a member of an ambulance crew, at the scene of an accident, during transport to a hospital or medical facility, and in the medical facility.
    • In June 2012, two of Lubbock ISD’s third-year  Audio/Video Productions students won third place, out of 94, at the national SkillsUSA TV Production competition.
    • In April 2012 two recent graduates from Lubbock HS (one being the 2012 Valedictorian) taking an innovative Geographic Information Systems class won first place at the South Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SPRSEF) with their geo-spatial project.
    • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) courses provide Pre-AP Engineering CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and Basic CAD concepts to students. These classes deliver Dual Credit, college credit, through Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University and South Plains College. In addition, students in the All Systems Go! program design, build and launch rockets.
    • On September 26, 2012, Lubbock ISD and Lubbock Habitat for Humanity dedicated the 10th house built by LISD students in the Construction Technology class to resident LaToya Burton. Students are currently constructing the 12th LISD/Lubbock Habitat for Humanity house in the back parking lot of the ATC. Students in the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster gain knowledge and skills to enter a career in the industry or prepare a foundation towards a post-secondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design or landscape architecture.

    Enrichment Opportunities

    • Three Lubbock ISD Destination ImagiNation (DI) teams qualified for the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, the highest level of DI competition.
    • One LISD Future Problem Solving (FPS) team and one individual competitor qualified for the FPS International Conference in Bloomington, Indiana, the highest level of FPS competition.

    Community Service and Character Education

    • LISD students and employees donated more than $190,000 to United Way in 2011-2012.
    • LISD collected 80,583 pounds of food and donated more than $4,126 to the South Plains Food Bank in the 2011-2012 school year.
    • Award-winning Army and Navy Junior ROTC programs.
    • Lubbock ISD Partners in Education was a statewide award recipient by the Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE).
    • The Foundation for Excellence granted more than $84,000 to students and teachers.