Thorndale Independent School District

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Thorndale Independent School District is a public school district based in Thorndale, Texas (USA). Located in Milam County, the district extends into a small portion of Williamson County.

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

Thorndale, Texas City in Texas, United States

Thorndale is a city in Milam County, Texas, with a small part in Williamson County. The population was 1,336 at the 2010 census. It was founded in 1878 about 3 miles west of its present site, and moved to its current site in 1880.

Texas U.S. state in the United States

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by 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.

Thorndale ISD has one campus with three schools -

Thorndale High School is a public high school located in the city of Thorndale, Texas, USA and classified as a 2A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Thorndale Independent School District located in southwestern Milam County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.

The Thorndale ISD, along with the Thrall (Tx) School, was a primary location used in filming The Rookie, the film starring Dennis Quaid about the life story of major league pitcher Jim Morris, who at the age of 35 tried out for and made it to a Major League team (based on a bet with his student athletes that he would try out if they won their district baseball championship). Morris played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for several years before retiring a second time from the Majors. Much of Thorndale was the actual location for the fictional Big Lake in the movie, including the High School baseball fields and locker room. Also, the downtown storefronts seen in the movie can still be seen in Thorndale's main downtown shopping district.

<i>The Rookie</i> (2002 film) 2002 film produced by Walt Disney Pictures

The Rookie is a 2002 American sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League Baseball career in 1999–2000. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, and Brian Cox.

Dennis Quaid American actor

Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Intruder (2019). For his role in Far from Heaven (2002), he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades.

James Samuel Morris Jr. is an American former professional baseball player known for his brief Major League Baseball (MLB) career.

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.

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References

  1. "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.