Mabank ISD Schools
“Full Contact Teaching: Inspiring hearts and minds, one learner at a time”, is the vision of Mabank ISD. This vision signifies that we are ALL learners and as adult learners we are passionate about what we do each day to positively impact the life of a child.
The district serves approximately 3,400 students PK-12th grade from three counties; Henderson, Kaufman and Van Zandt. The district is comprised of six campuses.
|School Name||School Grades||Phone Number|
|Mabank Jr. High||7th-8th||903-880-1670|
|Mabank High School||9th-12th||903-880-1600|
The District and all six campuses achieved the highest rating, “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for 2014-2015. All campuses earned three or more Distinctions including awards for Post-Secondary Readiness and Closing Performance Gaps. Mabank Junior High was recognized as a Title I Award School receiving both eligible awards: High Performing and High Progress. The Class of 2014 for Mabank High School surpassed the state average in all subject areas on the American College Test (ACT).
Previously Mabank High School received the following recognition's:
- Texas Monthly Magazine(2006, 2007): One of the top 75 high schools in the state of Texas
- U.S. News and World Report (2008, 2009): One of the top 1,000 high schools in the United States.
The cornerstone of the district’s success is the dedication to providing masterful classroom teachers. This is accomplished by ongoing efforts to recruit quality teachers and multiplying their effectiveness by providing an intentionally planned researched based professional development program. Predictably the teachers are well-equipped to annually create and deliver a rigorous differentiated curriculum based on the Texas Knowledge and Skills. Student and teacher progress is monitored and supported by common district assessments and walk-throughs. Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) that serve as job-embedded learning opportunities to inquire, research and create responses to data which leads to higher student achievement.
Every MISD teacher, PK-12th delivers an academic program with the “end in mind”, in order to produce college and/or college ready graduates. 76% of the Class of 2013 graduated College-Ready compared to the state at 56% (Texas Academic Performance Report). The Class of 2013 had an overall graduation rate of 96.8%.
Mabank High School does comply and provide coursework for all endorsements under House Bill 5. The endorsements include Arts & Humanities, Business and Industry, Public Service, STEM and Multidisciplinary Studies. Career and Technical (CTE) courses are organized into twelve clusters that help provide an educational foundation and guide students down a path to transition successfully into college or career based on their specific career interests. Additionally, within those clusters students are able to earn industry certifications while in high school in order to have a competitive edge upon graduation. The Class of 2014 had 76.3% of the students graduating with a CTE Coherent Sequence.
Mabank High School also boasts a growing dual credit and Advanced Placement program. The campus offers 27 dual-credit enrollment opportunities equivalent to 83 college hours and 11 AP courses.
In 2013, Mabank High School launched the Mabank Scholars’ Institute Program (MSI). This program is designed to meet the needs of our gifted and high ability student population. Courses are redesigned to build capacity for AP/Dual-Credit. The students are selected to enroll in this program based on state assessments and 8th grade PSAT results. The majority of the MSI students are also involved in the MHS Debate team and compete throughout the state and nation. Spring Semester of 2016, an MHS student won the Stanford University Speech and Debate National Invitational.
The Advanced Placement Program® offered MHS the opportunity to participate in the AP Capstone ™ program starting in the 2015-2016 academic year. The College Board acknowledged Mabank High School’s proven track record of successfully supporting student access to and success in AP® courses and exams, and invited them to participate. Mabank High School is one of approximately 350 AP Capstone Schools globally. This program builds capacity for AP and Dual-Credit courses and focuses on college-level 21st Century research, writing and presentation skills.
There are a wide variety of clubs and organizations available for students at MHS. Participation provides student growth and a better understanding of our community and society. Opportunities for MHS students include the following; Art, Athletics, Band, BETA, Cheer leading, Theater Arts, Award winning band and choir program, DECA, Drill Team, BPA, FFA, FCCLA, Foreign Language, Interact, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Student Council, Speech and Debate, TAFE, UIL and Yearbook.
Mabank ISD boasts a strong UIL Academic Program for 3rd-HS students. The Theater Arts program starts at 7th grade feeding into a high school performing and technical theater arts program recognized annually by the Dallas Summer Musical program. Their productions include Wizard of Oz, Cinderella and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The MISD Athletic program includes the following sports; basketball, baseball, cross-country, drill team, football, golf, power lifting, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball.
Extra-curricular activities for students in 3rd-JH include;
- Orchestra taught in the music classes to build capacity for the award winning choir, band and steel drum band at MHS.
- Pre-Athletics Classes
- Honor Choir
- Gifted and Talented Visual and Performing Arts Program
- UIL Academics and One Act Play
- Gifted and Talented Academics Program
The Mabank ISD team of educators strive to accurately depict the Mabank ISD Mission Statement:
Mabank ISD will provide a collaborative learning environment for educators and students leading to the understanding that we are all part of something bigger than ourselves. We will produce within each student the development of a creative mind, healthy body and a servant’s heart enabling each Mabank graduate to contribute to our global society in positive and significant ways.
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