• Department Information

    Brief Network Summary

    • Our network has a Gigabit fiber backbone, fully managed with Cisco switches and routers, serving every campus and administrative office. We are gradually upgrading our fiber backbone to 10GB. As of June 2017, we have three internal, high usage lines at 10GB. From the backbone, every classroom, every computer lab, every administrator, and every staff member is connected to our network at the minimum speed of 100MB, with most connected at 1GB. All production servers are connected at 1GB speed.  
    • We have a direct fiber connection to the internet of 500MB with content filtering, bandwidth management, and two firewalls applied.
    • We have an IP phone system connecting all campuses and administration, with phones in all computer labs for expedited technical support. 
    • We have a wireless network that covers all of the campuses, as well as the administration offices.
    • Our network architecture is Client/Server - Windows 2008 R2 domain.
    • We have a Google domain serving our chromebooks and a Meraki mobile device management system managing our Apple devices.
    • Currently we have ten servers providing data, security and backup for approximately 450 computers and approximately 250 mobile devices, including a virual lab and library.
    • District printing is based on network printers located in campus and department offices for centralized and convenient access.
    • All classrooms have ceiling mounted digital projector systems for incorporating technology into the curriculum, including many interactive whiteboards.
    • All classrooms that have requested are equipped with digital document cameras.
    • We have a district wide security camera system with one server and 24 cameras.

     Brief Application Summary

    We have many critical applications, websites, data, and databases that require uninterrupted availability. These items include, but are not limited to:

     

    • TxEIS - our administration database, which includes our grade book, attendance, business, discipline, registration, accounting, PIEMS, and other administrative applications
    • OdysseyWare - a self paced grade recovery and learning system
    • Mathletics - math learning program for 2-5th grade
    • Khan Academy - a free world-class educational learning website
    • Pearson SuccessNet - online textbook resources
    • Deepfreeze - software application for Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems which protects the core operating system and configuration
    • Insight - software application for Windows, Chrome, and macOS operating systems to remotely monitor student activity 
    • Eduphoria - a TAKS diagnostic tool and teacher assessment tool used at all campuses
    • Frontline - an employee time management program
    • Follett Destiny - our library circulation, technology asset, and textbook bar coding program
    • Career Cruising - an in-depth application exploring career possibilities
    • Learning.com - 12 essential skills of digital literacy
    • STEMScopes - Comprehensive online K-12 science curriculum aligned to support state standards
    • FitnessGram - a comprehensive educational and reporting  tool used to assess physical fitness and physical activity levels for children
    • DPM - our data protection management server for redundancy
    • ETrition - our cafeteria database management system
    • Meraki System Manager - our mobile device management system
    • LightSpeed Server - our security,web filtering, monitoring, reporting, and recording program
    • Blackboard - Website editing, notification and mobile app package
    • Writing Coach Online - textbook program online training
    • eSPED - our special education management program
    • Avigilon - security camera server system providing recording, storage, and retrieval of videos from cameras
    • Raptor - visitor management system implemented at the elementary campus, with expansion to other campuses coming soon
    • Work Requests - our SharePoint database website to manage work orders
    • Various Other Educational Programs