ECISD Quick Facts:Ector County Independent School District is dedicated to four non-negotiable principles – Academic Excellence; College & Career Readiness; Safe & Supportive Learning Environments; & Purposeful, Timely, 2-way Communication.
This is an exciting time for the ECISD community as the school district is transforming to a 21st Century learning hub, and offering students more options and opportunities through education.Ector County ISD operates two comprehensive 6-A high schools (Odessa High School, which boasts the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and Permian High School which has a full array of challenging Advanced Placement courses); George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa high school specializing in project-based learning with an emphasis on the use of technology and student-directed learning. NTO has gained recognition as a New Tech Network Demonstration School and an Apple Distinguished School; an Advanced Technical Center which offers elective courses that let students embark on college- and career-focused education; and two early college high schools that opened in August 2015.The early college high schools are located in Odessa’s two institutions of higher learning. OCTECHS at Odessa College, one of just four early college high schools in Texas that focus on Career & Technical Education, and Falcon ECHS on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Under the early college high school model students can earn up to 60 hours of college credit by the time they earn their high school diploma. At OC students can earn an industry certification in their selected area of study, and UTPB Falcon students’ courses can transfer to any four-year university in Texas.Also in August 2015 ECISD opened three new elementary schools – the first elementary schools built since 1990 – to accommodate growth in the county. The 21st Century designs of these three schools are mirrored in new major additions to Permian High School and Odessa High School. The architecture is open and flexible, built specifically to encourage collaboration between students and between teachers. These new school buildings came about as the result of a $129 million bond passed in 2012.ECISD is also committed to AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a structured, college preparatory program that serves students who are in the middle; typically the B/C students who have the desire and determination to go to college. Odessa High School is a National AVID Demonstration School. From 7th through 12th grades AVID is offered as an elective course designed to provide support for students in rigorous curriculum while putting them on a college track. AVID strategies are used in elementary schools, too. Now Odessa College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin also use AVID, making Ector County a model for other communities around the country.
- Enrollment of more than 30,000; 43 campuses; and 3,500 employees.
- Six middle schools with pre-Advanced Placement classes and a full range of extracurricular activities.
- 28 elementary schools, nine of which offer enriching magnet programs.
- Pre-kindergarten classes at two early education centers & seven elementary schools.
- Fine Arts & Athletics programs that are district-, regional-, and state-recognized.
- Outstanding community support in the form of the Education Foundation of Odessa, Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) and Partners in Education.
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