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Fast Facts
  Aldine holds full accreditation from the Texas Education Agency.
Governing Body

The Board is the policy-making body for the school district. Seven elected community members, serving four-year terms, comprise the AISD Board of Education. Each trustee serves on a voluntary basis and rotate board offices.

The AISD Board of Education holds monthly public meetings at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room located in Central Office, 14910 Aldine Westfield Road. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of each month unless there are conflicts with other important dates.

Currently serving on the AISD Board of Education are the following Trustees and their positions:

  • Patricia Ann Bourgeois, Position 1
  • Paul Shanklin, Position 2
  • Rose M. Ávalos, Position 3
  • Rick Ogden, Position 4
  • Steve Mead, Position 5
  • Merlin Griggs, Position 6
  • Dr. Viola M. García, Position 7

In the fall of 2013, The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) named the AISD Board of Trustees one of five Honor Boards in the state.

The AISD Board of Education was one of 24 school boards across the nation, and the only one in Texas, to receive the coveted Magna Award in 1999 from the American School Board Journal. In 1998, the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) named the AISD Board of Education “Outstanding School Board of Texas.” Additionally, the AISD Board received the 2013 Region 4 Outstanding School Board Award, which the Board also received in 1998.

To read more about each Board Trustee, click here.

Ethnic Composition

Hispanic 70.8%
African American 25.1%
White 2.0%
Asian 1.31%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander or Hawaiian 0.1%
Multi-ethnic 0.71%
Other 0.94%
as of February 24, 2014



  Dr. Wanda Bamberg, Superintendent of Schools, has held the position since 2007. As the district’s executive officer, Dr. Bamberg implements and administers the adopted policies of the Aldine ISD Board of Education in accordance with rules and regulations of the Texas State Agency as well as federal and state laws. The deputy superintendent, six assistant superintendents, and five area superintendents—AISD is organized into six vertical areas with four traditional strands and one magnet strand—report directly to the superintendent of schools. This group, known as the Cabinet, meets weekly with the superintendent and provides monthly input and feedback to the Board on progress and results to help the Board make informed policy decisions. The Board is committed to improvement and performance.

The Cabinet is comprised of the following administrators:

  • Dr. Archie Blanson, Deputy Superintendent
  • Priscilla Ridgway, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Gloria Cavazos, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
  • M. Kaye DeWalt, Assistant Superintendent & General Counsel
  • Anne-Marie Hazzan, Assistant Superintendent of Finance
  • Ken Knippel, Assistant Superintendent of Administration
  • Dr. Todd Davis, Area Superintendent of Eisenhower/Carver Schools
  • Patricia Leon-Wade, Area Superintendent of Nimitz Area Schools
  • Dr. Rosalinda Rodríguez, Area Superintendent of Aldine Area Schools
  • Ann Stockwell, Area Superintendent of MacArthur Area Schools
  • Mable Holt, Area Superintendent of Davis Area Schools

    In June of 2011, Dr. Bamberg received the Region 4 Superintendent of the Year Award.

    District Size
      111 square miles in north Harris County
    Student Enrollment
      Aldine ISD welcomed more than 67,450 students in 2013-2014 making the school district the 11th largest in Texas.
      AISD has a fleet of 759 school buses that travel more than 7.6 million miles per year.
    Pupil / Teacher Ratios
      The pupil/teacher ratio averages are:
    Grades PK 24:1
    Grades K-2 22:1
    Grades 3-4 22:1
    Grades 5-12 32:1
      General operating budget: $598,736,416
    Tax Rate
      $1.28 per $100 assessed market value
      Aldine employs more than 8,100 people. Approximately 4,200 of those are teachers.
    Teacher Salaries
      Beginning teachers earn up to $50,000.
    Guidance / Partnerships

    Each elementary, intermediate, middle and high school campus has at least one guidance counselor. For more information about the Guidance and Counseling Department, click here. The department is comprised of Dr. Charlotte J. Davis, AISD director of guidance and counseling/at-risk youths program (281.985.6472), Efrain Uribe, AISD program director of elementary/intermediate guidance and counseling programs (281.985.6425), and Denise Keaton, AISD coordinator of student financial aid (281.985.6408).

    Aldine ISD has also established partnerships with local businesses and colleges to develop programs that encourage success for high school graduates entering college, technical school, or the 21st century work place. For more information about partnerships or if you are interested in becoming a partner, contact Jason Spencer, AISD assistant superintendent of community and governmental relations, at (281) 985-6202.


    Several components of the district’s curriculum have earned state and national recognition.

    Aldine ISD is comprised of 78 campuses.

    EC/PK Campuses 8
    Head Start Center 4
    Elementary Campuses 34
    Intermediate Campuses 11
    Middle School Campuses 10
    Ninth Grade Campuses 5
    Senior High Campuses 7
    Early College High School
    (Offers High School Diploma & College Associate’s Degree)
    Night High School 1
    Credit Recovery Campus 1
    Alternative Campus
    (For students unsuccessful in traditional classroom settings.)
    Magnet Schools
      The Aldine ISD Magnet School strands offer many different programs that the students follow from prekindergarten to high school level. Aldine ISD Magnet School program has 17 academies with various themes including fine arts, engineering, mathematics, science, applied technology as well as performing and visual arts.
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools

    Aldine ISD is one of a select number of Texas school districts approved by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, to offer curriculum under the prestigious IB designation.

    Aldine ISD offers the whole IB continuum — Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma — at seven campuses.

    Primary Years Program (PYP)
    • Kujawa EC/PK Center
    • Kujawa Elementary School
    Middle Years Program (MYP)
    • Wilson Intermediate School
    • Hoffman Middle School
    • Shotwell Middle School
    • Eisenhower Ninth Grade School
    Diploma Program (DP)
    • Eisenhower Senior High
    Child Nutrition
      Daily, 750 child nutrition employees provide 39,000 breakfasts and 58,000 lunches. Since 2001-02, the AISD Child Nutrition Services Department has earned the state’s Standards of Excellence Award for an exemplary child nutrition program.
    Awards / Recognition

    Aldine ISD ranks among the state’s high performing school districts according to data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The district has earned seven Recognized ratings since 1996. The district also won the Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2009, the Texas Quality Award in 2006, and the 2008 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award.

    In a 2008-2009 study spearheaded by Texas A&M University, Aldine ISD rated among the best in educating Latino students and fourth in educating African American students.

    A number of Aldine ISD schools have also earned recognition including making the Best High Schools in the U.S. from U.S. News & World Report (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals) and Best Schools Rankings by Children at Risk. Additionally, several Aldine ISD campuses have earned Excellence in Education Awards from the National
    Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) and numerous campuses have obtained Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards. Visit to read more about honors received by the district, campuses, students and staff members.