Abilene ISD

Public School Information

Core Beliefs
1. All children can learn, but all children do not learn in the same way.
2. All children learn best in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment.
3. All children learn best when they are active participants in the process.
4. All children have immeasurable, inherent worth and thrive on positive recognition.
5. All children should have access to excellent educational opportunities.
6. The education of all children is the responsibility of the family, school district, and community.
The mission of the Abilene Independent School District is to provide exceptional educational opportunities in an environment that will produce graduates with the skills necessary to become productive, responsible citizens.
1. AISD students will demonstrate continuous improvement in academic achievement.
2. AISD will increase the percentage of students that graduate from high school on time.
AISD will increase the percentage of students that graduate from high school under the Recommended/Texas Scholars or Distinguished Plan.

Locust Early Childhood

625 S 8th
Abilene, TX 79602


Woodson Early Childhood School
520 N 9th
Abilene, TX 79601


Austin Elementary School
2341 Greenbriar
Abilene, TX 79605


Bassetti Elementary School
5749 Hwy 277 S
Abilene, TX 79606


Bonham Elementary School
4250 Potomac
Abilene, TX 79605


Bowie Elementary School
1733 S 20th
Abilene TX 79602


College Heights Elementary School
1450 N 17th
Abilene, TX 79601



Abilene Independent School District
Abilene Independent School District
Administration Building
325-677-1444 - Phone
842 N Mockingbird
Abilene, Texas 79603

Dyess Elementary School
402 Delaware Rd
Abilene, TX 79607

Fannin Elementary School
2726 N 18th
Abilene, TX 79603

Jackson Elementary School
2650 S 32nd
Abilene, TX 79605

Johnston Elementary School
3602 N 12th
Abilene, TX 79603


Lee Elementary School
1026 N Pioneer
Abilene, TX 79603


Long Elementary School
3600 Sherry Lane
Abilene, TX 79603


Ortiz Elementary School
2550 Vogel
Abilene, TX 79603


Reagan Elementary School
5340 Hartford
Abilene TX 79605


Taylor Elementary School
916 E N 13th
Abilene, TX 79601


Thomas Elementary School
1240 Lakeside
Abilene, TX 79601


Ward Elementary School
3750 Paint Brush
Abilene, TX 79606


Clack Middle School
1610 Corsicana
Abilene, TX 79605


4. AISD will review and revise the career and technology education program to prepare students for post-secondary education or the workforce and to assume their roles within the family and the community.

5. AISD students will show an increase in attendance.


1. AISD will maintain an open financial process that will preserve the financial integrity of the school district.

2. AISD will continue to develop and maintain a ten-year maintenance plan that will be coordinated with the instructional needs of the school district.

3. AISD will focus on broadened communication with the students, staff, media and the community through collaboration between the administrative staff and the Board of Trustees.

4. AISD will provide access to modern technology throughout the district and will integrate technology into the curriculum, instruction, and staff development creating a solid foundation for continuous growth.

5. AISD will train all staff members in developmental assets as a strategy to improve the engagement of the districtís students in school and community activities.


Franklin Middle School
1200 Merchant
Abilene, TX 79603


Lincoln Middle School
1699 S 1st
Abilene, TX 79602


Madson Middle School
3145 Barrow
Abilene, TX 79605


Mann Middle School
2545 Mimosa
Abilene, TX 79603


Project Pass
342 Cockerell
Abilene TX 79601


Abilene High School
2800 N 6th
Abilene TX 79603


Cooper High School
3639 Sayles Blvd
Abilene, TX 79605


Excel Education Center
342 Cockerell
Abilene TX 79601





Riding the Bus Safety Tips

1. Have a safe place to wait for your bus, away from traffic and the street.

2. Stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter.

3. When being dropped off, exit the bus and walk ten giant steps away from the bus. Keep a safe distance between you and the bus. Also, remember that the bus driver can see you best when you are back away from the bus.

4. Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.

5. Stay away from the bus until the driver gives his/her signal that it's okay to approach.

6. Be aware of the street traffic around you. Drivers are required to follow certain rules of the road concerning buses, however, not all do. Protect yourself and watch out!

Walking and Biking to School

1. Mind all traffic signals and/or the crossing guard - never cross the street against a light, even if you don't see any traffic.

2. Walk your bike through intersections.

3. Walk with a buddy.

4. Wear reflective material, it makes you more visible to street traffic.

Riding in a Car

1. You might have heard before that most traffic crashes occur close to home, they do.

2. Safety belts are the best form of protection passengers have in the event of a crash.

3. You are four times more likely to be seriously injured or killed if ejected from the vehicle in a crash.

Everyone needs to be buckled up properly. That means older kids in seat belts, younger kids in booster seats and little kids in child safety seats.



Choosing the right backpack. Look for the following:

Wide, padded shoulder straps - Narrow straps can dig into shoulders. This can cause pain and restrict circulation.
Padded back - A padded back protects against sharp edges on objects inside the pack and increases comfort.

To prevent injury when using a backpack, do the following:

Pack light. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the student's body weight.

Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles. Wearing a backpack on one shoulder may increase curvature of the spine.

Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back.

Use a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. Remember that rolling backpacks still must be carried upstairs. And they may be difficult to roll in snow.


Is your child registered? When is the first day of school? What time does school start?
What time is lunch? Can your child buy it at school, and how much will it cost? Will she need a snack?
Have you filled out all the health forms or emergency contact forms that have been sent home?
Have any new health problems developed in your child over the summer that will affect her school day? Does the school nurse know about this condition, or is an appointment set up to discuss it?
If your child needs to take medication at school on the first day, have arrangements been made for this?
Does your youngster know where she is going after school (e.g., home, babysitter)? Does she know how she will get there? If you will not be there when she arrives, does she know who will be responsible for her, what the rules are, and how to get help in an emergency?

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First Grade

Bottle of Elmer's Glue
Box of Tissue
Gym Shoes
No. 2 Pencils
Large Eraser
Metal Scissors (such as Fiskar's)
Writing Tablets
Pocket Folders
Paint Shirt
Crayola or Prang Watercolor Paints
Book Bag or Backpack
Box of Zip-Lock Bags
Box of Washable Markers
Ruler (inches & centimeters)
Box of Crayola Crayons (16 or more)
Pencil Sharpener
Second Grade

Bottle of Elmer's Glue
Large Box of Tissue
Gym Shoes
No. 2 Pencils
Large Eraser
Metal Scissors
Writing Paper or Notebooks
Paint Shirt
Crayola or Prang Watercolor Paints
Box of Zip-Lock Bags
Box of Washable Markers
Colored Pencils
Set of Watercolor Markers
Ruler (inches & centimeters)
Box of Crayola Crayons
Folder with Pockets
Pencil Sharpener

Third Grade

Box of Crayons
Set of Watercolor Markers
Old Shirt
Ruler (inches & centimeters)
No. 2 Pencils
Pocket Folders
Box of Tissue
Set of Markers
Gym Shoes
Box of Crayons
Large Eraser
Bottle of Elmer's Glue
Writing Paper or Notebooks*
Colored Pencils
Pointed Scissors

Fourth Grade

Folder with Pockets
Set of Watercolor Paints
No. 2 Pencils
Ruler (inches & centimeters)
Box of Crayons
Bottle of Elmer's Glue
Pointed Scissors
Spiral Notebook and/or leaf paper
Box of Tissue
Gym Shoes
Red Pencils
Set of Water Based Markers
Large Eraser

Fifth Grade

No. 2 Pencils
Blue or Black Ballpoint Pens
Red Pens
Large Eraser
Large Box of Tissue
Watercolor Markers
Pointed Scissors
Pocket Folders
Ruler (inches & centimeters)
Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
Spiral Notebooks


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