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Our instructional and administrative staff takes extreme pride in serving our student and parent clientele. Our goal is to teach your child in the best and most effective way possible.

We readily recognize the importance of the partnership that exists between school and home. Communication is critical between us if your child is to be successful. Please make every effort to stay connected and involved with your child's education daily. If we are to be successful, we must have your support.

If you have concerns, please start with your child's teacher and follow up with the campus principal.  Click here to find a teacher or administrator's email.

It is a great pleasure to live in Midland, Texas, and work in the Midland Independent School District (MISD). As Executive Director, I provide leadership for the day to day operations of the eleven secondary schools in MISD.  I mentor campus principals and their administrative staff relative to program, organizational and instructional plans. Often I will chair or manage meetings that impact regulation and policy relative to students on secondary campuses. I report directly to the Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Schools.
Jeff Horner
Executive Director-Secondary Education 
grads 2014

Jeff Horner
Executive Director-Secondary Education
Midland Independent School District


  • Friday, July 31, 2015 
    For the 2015-2016 school year, first period at Midland High School and Lee High School will begin at 
    8:50 a.m. (previously it was 8:40 a.m.) The change will allow time for morning student tutorials and 
    teacher collaboration. School release time will continue to be at 4:05 p.m. 
    2015-2016 Midland ISD School Hours: 
    Elementary Schools: 8 a.m. to 3:20 a.m. 
    Elementary Magnet Schools: 8 a.m. to 3:45 a.m.; After-School Program: 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    Junior High Schools: 8:40 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. 
    Freshman High Schools: 8:40 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. 
    Early College High School at MC: 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
    Coleman High School: 8:40 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. 
    *Midland High School and Lee High School: 8:50 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. 
    *Time altered from last school year.

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  • Sales Tax Holiday
    Aug. 7 - 9, 2015

    This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

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  •  Texas lowers AP test requirement

    A bill signed into law by Governor Abbott last month will require the state's colleges and universities to give credit for scores of three or higher on many AP tests. Those are graded on a five-point scale. The new rules could mean that high school students could get credit for thousands of hours not allowed before. 
    Richmond Rep John Zerwas who authored the bill said during the session that accepting all scores of three, would save Texas students up to $16 million in tuition.
    "So definitely this is a step in the right direction for students that have taken a rigorous course of study in high school. Currently college and university set what they receive or what accept as far as a qualifying score, and this bill will allow for students to potentially gain more credit, because -- hopefully -- there will be more consistency between colleges and universities as far as what they accept," LISD Depute Superintendent Theresa Williams said.
    Many of the universities and colleges in the state required scores of four or five on AP tests to receive credit.
    Chris Cook Tech's spokesman, released this statement, quote: "This legislation will have a limited effect on our processes at Texas Tech.  We work diligently with faculty to determine cut scores and will continue to do so.

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  • Midland ISD was recognized this week at an awards dinner at the 48th Annual Keep Texas Beautiful 
    KTB named MISD as the winner of the 2015 Sadie Ray Graff Educators and Education Institution 
    Award. The district award is one of twelve categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Youth & Educator 
    Awards, and recognizes the efforts of educational institutions which encourage youth involvement, and 
    promote the KTB mission through environmental education. 
    During the last year, MISD has implemented the “Not In My Town” anti-litter campaign, has reduced 
    electricity usage through the MISD Energy Savings program, and continues to partner with Keep Midland 
    Beautiful to accomplish the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. 
    For more information, visit www.ktb.org. 

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  • Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 149 (Seliger, R-Amarillo) into law to become effective immediately. Governor Abbott issued the following statement:

    “The goal of the Texas public education system should be to ensure all students who graduate from high school are college or career-ready. Ensuring that Texas students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for future success is what students, parents and taxpayers deserve. That is exactly why I have pledged to elevate Texas’ public education system to be number one in the nation.

    “The Class of 2015 is the first graduating class required to pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams in order to graduate. While it is critical that the state appropriately holds public schools and districts accountable for delivering the best possible education, we must protect Texas students from being penalized as a result of evolving testing standards. SB 149 protects students from undue penalization, and guarantees that students who meet specified requirements are able to graduate.

    “I will continue to work with the Legislature to create and maintain standards of excellence for our schools so that our shared goals for public education can be accomplished.”

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  • Final Adoption of New Teacher and Principal Standards

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