Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. Whether you are new to Trinity ISD or returning, we hope you are excited and ready for an outstanding year.


We celebrate another new beginning and looking forward to all of the possibilities that a new school year brings. It is a time to start over, to make new friends and to reconnect with old ones; a time to build on relationships and on previous learning.


We value this time together to be reminded of how fortunate we are to be here in the Trinity ISD family and how blessed we are to be entrusted with these amazing students. Our partnerships with parents and community are important. TISD appreciates the support from our local businesses who have supported our staff and students. I want to take this time to thank Trinity Cafe, Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, and El Rancho Viejo Restaurant for sponsoring our New Employee Breakfast and Welcome Back Luncheon. Also, a special thank you to all the businesses who contributed to door prizes.


Thank you for working with us to support our children's education. A supportive team approach is vital to the success of each individual student as we encourage them to learn, develop confidence and grow to be productive and caring citizens. This is going to be a great year as we continue in our work to meet the needs of students and continue to create a place where they can thrive. Our motto is, "Trinity ISD, A Community Committed to Learning."

Trinity ISD Meets State Accountability

Trinity – The Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings today for 1,200 school districts and over

8,500 campuses. Trinity ISD has met state accountability standards for 2013-14. Districts, campuses receive one

of three ratings with the new accountability system that was implemented in 2013: Met Standard, Met

Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required. Trinity High School and Trinity Middle School also Met

Standard while Lansberry Elementary School was rated Improvement Required. Lansberry Elementary did

however make significant gains from the previous year.

“We were very pleased with the news we received last week that our district and two of our campuses met

accountability standards,” stated superintendent Dave Plymale. “Although Lansberry missed two indexes by

one point, the campus has made gains compared to where the campus was the previous year.”

The 2014 ratings are based on a system that uses various indicators to provide greater detail on the performance

of a district or charter and individual campuses throughout the state. The performance index framework includes

four areas:

• Student Achievement – Provides a snapshot of performances across all subjects

• Student Progress – Measures year-to-year students progress across by subject and student groups

• Closing Performance Gaps – Tracks academic achievement of economically disadvantaged and the lowest

performing racial/ethnic group

• Post Secondary Readiness – Emphasizes the importance of earning a high school diploma that provides

students with the foundation necessary for success in college, the workforce, job training programs, or

the military

In this second year of this accountability system, all four performance indexes include additional measures of

academic performance. In addition, Index 4 (Postsecondary Readiness) includes a new measure of postsecondary

success based on the percent of graduates who achieve college readiness standards in both English language

arts and mathematics.

A district or campus must meet the target on all indexes for which it has performance results. For 2014 only,

high schools/K-12 campuses and alternative education campuses and charter districts are not being evaluated on

Index 2 (Student Progress) due to the transition to a single reading and writing assessment for English I and

English II. In 2013, reading and writing were tested separately.

“We realize that although we met standards for 2014, we still are striving for more improvement in 2015. All of

our English Language Arts teachers have spent over four weeks in workshops learning different strategies to

assist with reading, writing, math, and science,” stated Plymale. “High school social studies received a Distinction

for high performance. Earning a Distinction is not easy as campuses are compared to campuses across the

state. We congratulate the social studies teachers at THS for this accolade.”

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