The beginning of a new school year brings new opportunities and heightens excitement for the year ahead. As we begin this new school year, all of us at the London family are committed to providing the best educational experiences to meet the needs of all of our students as they prepare your students for the 21st Century.
London I.S.D. is dedicated to continuous improvement, and your continued support is greatly appreciated. New opportunities await our students and we are ready and excited to partner with you. The new school year brings equal doses of pride, excitement, hope, determination, and the opportunity to be innovative. Know that we at London are committed to looking for innovative ways to help you address the various needs of your students and staff.
2013-2014 will be filled with excitement. We continue with our new accountability system with the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for grades 3-8 replacing the TAKS tests, and end-of-course (EOC) tests for high school. Speaking of high school, London added 11th grade this year. Our teachers are continuing a rigorous curriculum. Lessons are all aligned with the TEKS/STAAR/EOC and each meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance.
The London family of educators will continue to give our students the best education on the Gulf Coast. With the new accountability system we were given the “met standard” rating. There were only two ratings this year, with this being the highest. We have achieved Exemplary rating 9 out of the last 12 years and 5 years in a row, before this year. London I.S.D. is very proud of our achievements in academics and we will always work extremely hard to maintain high expectations and standards. Our professional educators are very caring and knowledgeable and will continue to strive to preserve our high principles.
We continue to draw a great deal of interest in this area. We have grown from 615 students last year to 685 students this year! We continue to be sought after by many families in the Coastal Bend. We have more than doubled our size in the last 4 years!
Our athletic programs really excelled last year. We made the playoffs in volleyball and girls’ basketball, won district track in both boys and girls. Our One Act Play advanced out of district. All of these accomplishments were in our very first year of varsity competition. As always, we will strive for success in academic & arts competition. This is truly an exciting time to be a London Pirate!
Our outstanding community of parents is committed to partnering in their child’s education and is quite involved with our family of educators. London strives to enhance the lives of the students we teach in every way possible. Our Board of Trustees promotes educational excellence for our students through advocacy, visionary leadership, and selfless service to London I.S.D.
I look forward to working with the LISD Board of Trustees and the great London family to meet the challenges that this year of change will bring. Always feel free to contact me for questions, concerns, or ways to improve our district.