Stafford Municipal School District

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Stafford Municipal School District administrative building
Stafford schools are located at the Stafford Municipal Complex in the southern part of the city off of Staffordshire Road at Constitution Avenue StaffordMC.JPG
Stafford schools are located at the Stafford Municipal Complex in the southern part of the city off of Staffordshire Road at Constitution Avenue

Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD) is a school district based in Stafford, Texas, United States in Greater Houston. The district covers all of the city of Stafford and is controlled by the city, making it the only school district in Texas that is not an independent school district operated by an independent school board.

A school district is a special-purpose district that operates local public primary and secondary schools in various nations.

Stafford, Texas City in Texas, United States

Stafford is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County, with a small portion in Harris County. As of the 2010 census, Stafford's population was 17,693, up from 15,681 at the 2000 census. As of 2018, the population had risen to an estimated 21,265.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

Contents

There are five schools on the campus of Stafford Municipal School District. The Primary/Elementary School building houses grades Pre-K through 4, the Intermediate School building houses grades 5 through 6, and the Middle/High School building houses grades 7 through 12. The administration building and athletic facilities are on the same campus as the school buildings.

The Stafford MSD area is served by the Houston Community College System.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. [1]

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas in the United States responsible for public education. The agency is headquartered in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Downtown Austin. Mike Morath, formerly a member of the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees, was appointed commissioner of education by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 14, 2015 and began serving on Jan. 4, 2016.

History

In 1977, Stafford schools broke away from the Fort Bend Independent School District, which caused several rounds of federal litigation and by 1981 it was finally declared that the Stafford Municipal School District was constitutional. Almost all of Stafford was in the Fort Bend District, with a minuscule portion in the Houston Independent School District. [2] All of Stafford is now zoned to the Stafford Municipal School District, which is the only school district in all of Texas that is controlled by a city.

Fort Bend Independent School District

The Fort Bend Independent School District, also known as Fort Bend ISD or FBISD, is a school district system in the U.S. state of Texas based in the city of Sugar Land.

Houston Independent School District school district serving most of Houston, TX and surrounding areas

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest public school system in Texas, and the seventh-largest in the United States. Houston ISD serves as a community school district for most of the city of Houston and several nearby and insular municipalities in addition to some unincorporated areas. Like most districts in Texas it is independent of the city of Houston and all other municipal and county jurisdictions. The district has its headquarters in the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center in Houston.

Politics and geography

While Stafford MSD is a part of the City of Stafford and took all of the land in the city in 1977 when it was created, Stafford MSD cannot annex any territory without the consent of the other school districts which own that territory. Because of this, the City of Stafford, for a period of over 20 years ending in 2006, did not annex any territory in its extraterritorial jurisdiction as that would mean portions of its territory would fall within these independent school districts: Alief, Ft. Bend, and Houston. The city government of Stafford wants its school district's territory to be the same as its city limits. [3]

Extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries.

Alief Independent School District

Alief Independent School District is a school district that is based in southwest Houston, Texas, United States.

Schools

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Stafford High School

Secondary schools

University Interscholastic League organization

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is an organization that creates rules for and administers almost all athletic, musical, and academic contests for public primary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas. It is the largest organization of its type in the world.

Sports at Stafford High School:

Boys

Girls

Primary schools

Athletics

In 2014 the district was considering whether it should install artificial turf in its sports fields. At the time it had residual funds from a $49.9 million bond passed in 2011. As of 2016 the school district has had artificial turf inside its stadium. [7]

Notable Alumni

Craig Robertson Professional Football Player

Adrian Awasom Professional Football Player

Boris Anyama Professional Football Player

See also

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References

  1. "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  2. "Comptroller Strayhorn to Review Stafford Municipal School District." Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts . Tuesday September 16, 2003. Retrieved on January 14, 2009.
  3. Kumar, Seshadri. "Stafford, SMSD mull over annexation" (Archive). Houston Chronicle . October 30, 2006. Retrieved on April 12, 2014.
  4. "Stafford Intermediate School, Stafford Texas / TX School Profile, Ranking, and Reviews". SchoolDigger.com. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  5. "Stafford Elementary School, Stafford Texas / TX School Profile, Ranking, and Reviews". SchoolDigger.com. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  6. "HISD school to speak Mandarin Chinese." Houston Chronicle . May 16, 2012. Retrieved on February 24, 2013.
  7. Daniels, Karen. "Stafford MSD weigh pros and cons of artificial turf Archived 2014-04-08 at the Wayback Machine ." Fort Bend Star . April 2, 2014. Retrieved on April 7, 2014.