When you see the term public school within an Independent School District or ISD, you're guaranteed the following: 1. Education for all children 2. Governance by a School Board 3. Utilization of tax dollars under strict adherence of state laws 4. Taxpayers have a voice 5. Certification of all teachers 6. Accountability and transparency
In 2012-13, San Antonio-area public school students earned approximately 30,630 hours* of potential college credit through AP testing and 33,565 hours** through dual college credit classes to help them get a jump on a college degree. Among those students, 35 percent scored well enough on the AP exam to earn college credit. Source: Texas Education Agency, 2012, College Board, School Districts
More than 99 percent of public school teachers in San Antonio-area ISDs have met federal standards that certify them as “highly-qualified” in the subject area they teach. On average, our teachers have 12 years of experience, and 33 percent have a master’s degree or greater. Source: Texas Education Agency, 2012 and 2013
Our districts offer the largest array of options for our kids to cultivate their talents, channel their passions, and build confidence and character.
School districts bring communities together. Sports stadiums and athletics, fine arts, science fairs, school cafeterias and PTA meetings are just a fraction of the times we come together to support our students on their roads to success.
We are rich in diversity, allowing our kids to get to know people of different cultures and backgrounds and preparing them for the global economy that awaits them after they cross the stage. We welcome, serve and support ALL children having various learning capacities and skills.
In our schools, students are engaged in active, hands-on learning, from building rockets to planting gardens. To harness students’ passion for particular topics, we offer variety of magnets and specialized learning programs from K-12, in everything from theater and bilingual education to business and health careers.
Choices and Opportunities
Here are just a few of the countless choices and opportunities provided to students on their roads to success.