Education

Kerrville ISD

KISD Graduation

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, one high school, one early childhood center, and one academic alternative high school. Kerrville ISD educates around
5,000 students and employs nearly 700 people from Kerrville and surrounding areas.

Kerrville ISD and all eligible campuses earned a rating of Met Standard in the 2016 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 five districts that earned this designation for
three consecutive years. 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 our pledge that we will continue to focus on the academic, social, and emotional growth of each child.

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. Twelve of the last thirteen 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 13th consecutive year. KISD remains committed to financial stability even in these unstable economic times.

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.

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

KISD Grade School
KISD Middle School

Higher Education

Schreiner University

Schreiner University
Schreiner Athletic and Event Center

Schreiner Athletic and Event Center

Schreiner University, an integral part of Kerrville and the surrounding Hill Country counties for 96 years, is a major economic contributor to the local economy.

A fall 2016 study estimated the university’s most recent economic impact to be over $58 million last fiscal year. Given fluctuations with university construction projects, this impact has projected to be as much as $73 million. This includes purchase of goods and services, capital expenditure for construction by local contractors, employee spending for housing, food, and other goods; and spending by students and visitors.

The impact of student spending alone on the local economy last fiscal year was $13.1 million, and has ranged between $12 million to $13 million annually for the past five years, according to the study by NCHEMS Management Services Inc. Their report notes, “Each dollar that is spent by the university, its students, and its
employees is spent by the recipients of these funds and continues to cycle through the community.”

Under capital expenditures, Schreiner spent more than $57 million building and upgrading facilities during the last decade. This includes the new Events Center for indoor NCAA Division III sports, a fitness center, a freshman residence hall, and new residence hall and apartments for upperclassmen. During 2017, work will be completed on renovating the music building, featuring a permanent rehearsal space for Kerrville’s Symphony of the Hills.

Frequently used for large groups, the modern Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Student Campus Activity Center includes a large ballroom, which can be divided into three break-out rooms, perfect for wedding receptions, dances, banquets or conference plenary sessions. The center also has break-out meeting rooms and a 64-seat theater.

The Edington Gymnasium and the Event Center are also available for group activities, such as high school graduations and trade shows. The university’s full-service cafeteria adjacent to the Cailloux Campus Activity Center accommodates 250 guests.

For information about Schreiner facilities, contact Tammi Clanton, director of Auxiliary Services, at 830-792-7456.

Each year Schreiner University presents or is host to a number of events open to the public, including guest speakers, musical concerts, book discussions, and cultural celebrations.

The Texas Heritage Music Foundation—which is housed on the campus and was founded by English professor Dr. Kathleen Hudson-is celebrating its 30th year in 2017. It co-sponsors six Texas Music Coffeehouse per year in the CCAC Lion’s Den, and the annual Texas Heritage Music Day Celebration in September at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion.

Announcements of upcoming public events are made in local media, or check the university’s website or social media.

Schreiner University has an enrollment of more than 1,300 students. It awards baccalaureate degrees in 27 majors, as well as nine pre-professional programs; master’s degrees in Business and Education (both available 100 percent online); and a 100 percent online RN to BSN program.

One in three Schreiner undergraduates participates in intercollegiate athletics, competing in Division III NCAA Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, softball, golf, volleyball and cross-country. Schreiner’s men’s golf team won the 2014 NCAA Division III national championship.

Related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Schreiner welcomes students of all faiths. In fact, the denominations with the highest student representation are Catholic and Baptist. Schreiner’s vibrant Campus Ministry program supports a variety of faith and denomination-based student groups. Many also attend and participate in local congregations.

For more information go to the Schreiner website, www.schreiner.edu.

Alamo Colleges – Greater Kerrville Center

Alamo colleges have been meeting the ed-ucational needs of the Greater San Antonio area since 1898, and in recent years ex-panded service to Kerrville, opening a cam-pus in partnership with the Kerrville Independent School District in the fall of 2008. In addition to traditional college classes, the Alamo Colleges’ Greater Ker-rville Center is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable training and professional development services to local businesses, helping increase productivity, performance and profitability. The campus facility offers 16 state-of-the-art, multimedia classrooms, including a wet lab, nursing lab and three classrooms with video-conferencing, which allow for significant expansion of on-site training offerings. Classes offered include core curriculum, dual credit for high school students, and workforce development courses.

For more information, call (830) 896-0049 or log onto www.alamo.edu/kerrville.

Alamo Colleges

Education Phone Numbers

CENTER POINT I.S.D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-634-2171
Center Point Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-634-2257
Center Point Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-634-2533
Center Point High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-634-2244
DIVIDE I.S.D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-640-3322
HUNT I.S.D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-238-4893
INGRAM I.S.D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-367-5517
Ingram Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-367-5751
Ingram Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-367-4012
Ingram Tom Moore High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-367-4111
KERRVILLE I.S.D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2200
Nimitz Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2209
Starkey Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2210
Tally Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2222
Tom Daniels Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2208
B.T. Wilson 6th Grade Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2207
Hal Peterson Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2204
Hill Country High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2232
Tivy High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-2212

Hill Country Seventh Day Adventist School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-895-3935
Holy Cross Lutheran School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-6750
Notre Dame Catholic School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-6707
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School. . . . . . . . . . 830-895-0501
St. Peter’s Episcopal School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-0257
Covenant Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-777-6114
Hill Country Home School Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-669-2661

Schreiner University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-896-5411
Alamo Colleges Greater Kerrville Center . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-896-0049

Adult and Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-895-4386
Families & Literacy, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-896-8787 (ESL, GED, parenting, literacy, adult basic education)
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kerr County . . . . . . . . . . 830-895-3660
Head Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-1335
AACOG Workforce Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-257-3171