Nimitz High School (Irving, Texas)

Nimitz High School (Irving, Texas)

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Nimitz High School (Irving, Texas)

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Chester W. Nimitz High School is a public high school in the Irving Independent School District, Irving, Texas. It was named for U.S. Navy Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Nimitz High School is one of four public high schools in the Irving Independent School District. Nimitz, as of 2006, has an approximate enrollment of 2,315 students in grades 9 – 12, and an ethnic mix of: Native American less than 0.1%, Asian 5.0%, African American 11%, Hispanic 55%, and White 29%. Approximately 52% are considered economically disadvantaged. Nimitz faculty totals approximately 150 with approximately 50% having advanced degrees. Nimitz High School's Academic Decathlon team won the state championship in 2004.

In 2009, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.


The school year consists of two 18 week semesters. The regular school days consists of eight 46 minute class periods (an exception is 5th period which is longer due to lunches). A variety of extensive instructional programs meet the needs of students with different learning abilities and interests. In addition to regular courses, classes taught at Nimitz also include Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, gifted and talented, special education, career and technical education, and English as a Second Language.

Subjects in which students may earn Pre-AP credit are English, languages other than English, reading, mathematics, science, and social...
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