This is a list of school districts in Texas , sorted alphabetically.
A school district is a special-purpose district that operates local public primary and secondary schools in various nations.
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.
Geographical school districts in Texas are (with one exception, the Stafford Municipal School District) completely independent from city or county jurisdiction.
Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD) is a school district based in Stafford, Texas, United States in Greater Houston. The district covers all of the city of Stafford and is controlled by the city, making it the only school district in Texas that is not an independent school district operated by an independent school board.
Texas school district boundaries are not always aligned with county or city boundaries; a district can occupy several counties and cities, while a single city (especially larger ones such as Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio) may be split between several districts.
Almost all Texas school districts use the title "Independent School District", or ISD. Except for Stafford, those few districts that do not have "ISD" in their names are nonetheless ISDs.
This list does not include:
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) is a state agency in Texas, headquartered in the Braker H Complex in Austin.
The Texas Youth Commission (TYC) was a Texas state agency which operated juvenile corrections facilities in the state. The commission was headquartered in the Brown-Heatly Building in Austin. As of 2007, it was the second largest juvenile corrections agency in the United States, after the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. As of December 1, 2011, the agency was replaced by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
It does include Independent School Districts run by orphanages. However, there were only two known examples, the Masonic Home Independent School District (which closed in 2005 and is listed with the other defunct school districts below the main list) and the Boles Independent School District (which later expanded to serve homes in the nearby area).
Historically, an orphanage was a residential institution, or group home, devoted to the care of orphans and other children who were separated from their biological families. Examples of what would cause a child to be placed in orphanages are when the biological parents were deceased, the biological family was abusive to the child, there was substance abuse or mental illness in the biological home that was detrimental to the child, or the parents had to leave to work elsewhere and were unable or unwilling to take the child. The role of legal responsibility for the support of children whose parent(s) have died or are otherwise unable to provide care differs internationally.
The Masonic Home and School of Texas was a home for widows and orphans in what is now Fort Worth, Texas from 1889 to 2005. The first superintendent was Dr. Frank Rainey of Austin, Texas. Starting in 1913, it had its own school system, the Masonic Home Independent School District.
Boles Independent School District is a public school district in unincorporated Hunt County, Texas (USA), near Quinlan. The district operates one high school, Boles High School.
All districts come under the jurisdiction of the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Extracurricular activities involving competitions between schools typically come under the jurisdiction of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), which is not part of TEA.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas in the United States responsible for public education. The agency is headquartered in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Downtown Austin. Mike Morath, formerly a member of the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees, was appointed commissioner of education by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 14, 2015 and began serving on Jan. 4, 2016.
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is an organization that creates rules for and administers almost all athletic, musical, and academic contests for public primary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas. It is the largest organization of its type in the world.
During Texas' history, many school districts have consolidated into other districts
Travis County is a county in south central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,024,266; the estimated population in 2017 was 1,226,698. It is the fifth-most populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Austin, the capital of Texas. The county was established in 1840 and is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.
HISD may stand for:
San Jacinto College is a community college in the Greater Houston area in the U.S. state of Texas.
Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) is a school district based in League City, Texas (USA). The district serves most of the Clear Lake Area and some other neighboring parts of the Houston metropolitan area. CCISD is the 29th largest school district in Texas, spanning 103 square miles and serving over 41,000 students. The district operates 44 distinct campuses, consisting of 5 composite high schools, 10 intermediate schools, 26 elementary schools, and 3 alternative campuses.
The Dallas Independent School District is a school district based in Dallas, Texas (USA). It operates schools in much of Dallas County and is the second-largest school district in Texas and the sixteenth-largest in the United States.
Humble Independent School District is a school district located in Humble, Texas, USA. It serves the city of Humble, small portions of the city of Houston, and portions of unincorporated Harris County. As of fall 2016, the district serves over 41,000 students. And as of June 2016, Humble ISD is led by Dr. Elizabeth Cenalia-Fagen after Dr. Guy M. Sconzo's retirement. Humble ISD currently has five high schools and one magnet high school.
North American area code 409 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the Beaumont and Galveston areas. It was created March 19, 1983, in a split from area code 713, the first since 619 split off from 714 four months before. Initially it consisted of a horseshoe that almost completely surrounded Houston, but in 2000 it was divided into three sections. The 409 area code was retained by the eastern segment, while the central portion became area code 936 and the western portion became area code 979.
Galveston College (GC) is a community college on Galveston Island in Galveston, Texas.
Addicks is an area of Houston that was formerly its own community.
Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District is a public school district based in Van Horn, Texas (USA). The district serves all of Culberson County and eastern portions of Hudspeth County. The district was created in 1995 by the consolidation of the Culberson County and Allamore districts.
Lovejoy Independent School District (ISD) is a public school district in central Collin County, Texas, United States. The district's administration building is located at 259 Country Club Road in Allen.
Kendleton Independent School District was a public school district based in Powell Point, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, north of the city of Kendleton. The district served Kendleton and Powell Point.
Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District is a public school district based in unincorporated Jefferson County, Texas, United States.
LaBelle is an unincorporated community on Taylor Bayou and FM 365, ten miles south of Beaumont, in central Jefferson County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although officially recognized settlers had lived in the Taylor Bayou area since the 1830s, a post office was not established at the community known as Lower Taylor's Bayou until 1888. In that year new postmaster J. E. Broussard named the post office LaBelle in honor of his fiancee, Mary Bell Bordages. The area's first school was probably started by Leo Craigen, near what later became the Port Arthur Country Club. Located in the fertile but flood-prone prairies of the upper Texas Gulf Coast, LaBelle was the site of one of several pumping stations designed to control flooding and drainage along Taylor Bayou. Because of its somewhat isolated location, the LaBelle post office was discontinued in 1914. Local schools were consolidated with those of the town of Fannett in 1923. Fourteen years later, however, the discovery of large quantities of oil and natural gas at the LaBelle oilfield, five miles south of the community, sparked new interest in the area. Scattered residences, the pumping station, and oilfields and gas lines to the south marked the LaBelle community on maps during the mid-1970s.
Hamshire-Fannett High School is a public high school located in Hamshire, Texas, USA and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. It is part of the Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District located in western Jefferson County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
The Allamoore Independent School District was a public school district based in the community of Allamoore, Texas, United States. The approximately 2,100-square-mile (5,400 km2) district was known as the Allamoore Common School District prior to 1993.