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Kerrville Schools

Posted by Reggie Cox on October 28, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Kerrville is very proud of its excellent schools – both public and private. There is a passion for learning here that is contagious. Students are expected to excel and they do. From their beginning in kindergarten through graduation from high school, students are on a path to learning and participation that teaches them not only the basics, but how to work in groups toward common goals. School spirit is high at all levels here and parents are an active part of the activities. Kerrville schools produce winners!

KISD.jpgKerrville Independent School District

Kerrville Independent School District is an accredited 5A school district located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Kerrville ISD is home to four elementary schools, a dedicated sixth grade campus, a middle school, and one high school. Kerrville ISD educates more than 5,000 students and employs nearly 700 people from Kerrville and surrounding areas.

Kerrville ISD and all regular campuses earned a rating of Met Standard in the 2015 State Accountability results. As a district, Kerrville ISD was one of 24 Texas school systems out of more than 1,200 to earn a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. Kerrville ISD is one of only ten districts that earned this designation for two consecutive years.  Tivy High School was one of 153 campuses out of more than 4,300 secondary schools to earn all seven distinction designations possible. Daniels Elementary School also excelled by earning all five distinction designations available. All other eligible campuses in Kerrville ISD earned two or more distinction designations. Kerrville ISD is truly among the top districts in Texas.     

While state testing is one important measure of educational excellence, using examinations as the single measure of success misses important aspects of schooling such as extra-curricular activities, student and teacher relationships, school climate, and student success after high school.  Kerrville ISD excels in each of these educational areas and it is their pledge to focus on the academic, social, and emotional growth of each child during this era of heightened mandatory state testing.

On the financial front, despite reduced state funding to public education since 2011, KISD continues to provide the highest quality of education without raising taxes.  Eleven of the last twelve adopted KISD budgets have either lowered the tax rate or kept the tax rate stable.  Kerrville ISD has also earned a Superior Achievement rating on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for the 12th consecutive year. KISD remains committed to financial stability even in these unstable economic times.

We invite you to take a closer look at Kerrville ISD by visiting their website at www.kerrvilleisd.net, or by following us at www.facebook.com/KerrvilleISD. To reach the central administration offices, call 830-257-2200.

Notre Dame Catholic Elementary & Middle School

Notre Dame Catholic Elementary & Middle School, is a Pre-K 3 year old through eighth grade elementary and middle school located at 907 Main Street in Kerrville Texas.

Notre Dame develops its own curriculum considering the Texas Teks, National Academic Standards, and Standards for Curriculum adopted by the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The school provides effective instruction within the framework established by the Office of Catholic Schools and the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Notre Dame Catholic School has been in operation for more than 100 years with a tradition of providing effective Catholic education to children here in the Texas Hill Country.

Additional information is available at www.notredameschool.cc.

Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School

Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School, known as OLH, is a private college preparatory high school located on 86 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on the outskirts of Kerrville. OLH is accredited through the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED), and the Southern Association of Secondary Schools. 98% of their graduates since 2005 have been accepted to a four-year university.

With a student body composed of varied ethnic, religious and financial backgrounds, the school reflects the diverse population of the Texas Hill Country. The curriculum and extra-curricular activities are rooted in the traditions of the Jesuit and Dominican religious orders, and based on their philosophies of education and service to others. OLH is committed to assist students to become mature in their faith, to become critical thinkers and to challenge each student to develop his or her talents to the fullest.

OLH’s enrollment continues to grow with each new academic year. Students come from the cities of Boerne, Center Point, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Harper, Hunt, Ingram, Kerrville, Medina and Mountain Home.

Go to www.ourladyofthehills.org for more information.

Covenant Academy

Covenant Academy, founded in 2008 when many young families of Kerr County expressed the desire for an independent Christ-centered private school. Covenant Academy was formed as an inter-denominational Christ-centered private school, serving children from the entire Kerr County region. During the inaugural 2009-2010 school year classes were held at First Christian Church in Kerrville. When the school outgrew the classroom space in its first year, Covenant relocated to Hill Country Camp for the 2010-2011 year. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, Covenant moved to its long-term home in the education building of Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 210 Spence Street in Kerrville.

Go to www.covenantacademy,org for more information.

Grace Academy

Grace Academy of Kerrville is a school offering Christian education for students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade.

Go to www.graceacademyofkerrville.com for more information.

Foundations Academy

Foundations Academy is a Pre-K 3 year old through twelfth grade Christian school dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and to the principles of continual improvement.

Go to www.foundationsacademykerrville.com for more information.

If you dream of living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, you are not alone. Those of us who have realized that dream cherish this close-knit community and serene setting. We feel strongly that when selecting an area to raise children, a key consideration should be the school system.Visit our Kerrville & the Texas Hill Country page for more information about this majestic region of Texas.

Reggie Cox

Reggie Cox

Reggie was the Broker of Comanche Trace for over 10+ years and has come to know this community intimately. She loves to write about the treasure of the Texas Hill Country that is Kerrville.

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