Quick Facts


Values/Tax Rate

  • 2016 Values = $11 billion
  • 2016 Average taxable value of residences = $142,969
  • 2016 Property tax rate = $1.316

Budget/Staffing

  • Operating budget = $175 million
  • Revenue sources: 60% Local / 40% State
  • 87% of budget = Payroll

Student Enrollment/Growth

23,090 students: 1,520 students or 7% growth over the last 5 years

Financial Performance

  • FIRST rating = Superior Achievement 14 years in a row
  • ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 14 years in a row
  • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 14 years in a row
  • S&P + Fitch underlying/unenhanced credit rating = AA+ (very strong)
  • Enhanced credit rating = AAA (PSF Guarantee)
  • www.hebisd.edu > About HEB ISD > Financial Transparency

Our Schools

  • Elementary Schools - 20 (grades K-6)
    • State based pre-kindergarten offered at 13 campuses
    • Semester system with 6-week grading periods
  • Junior High Schools – 5 (grades 7-9)
    • Semester system with 6-week grading periods
  • High Schools – 2 (grades 10-12)
    • Trimester system with 6-week grading periods
  • Non-traditional campuses - 3
    • Alternative High School – KEYS High School
    • Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy
    • Transition Center

Our Students

  • Limited English Proficient: 12.5%
  • Bilingual: 3.2%
  • English as a Second Language: 8.1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 53.5%
  • Gifted & Talented: 6.4%
  • Special Education: 8.6%
  • Career & Tech Ed (Secondary): 49.5%
  • Hispanic: 31%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • African American: 18%
  • Native American: 1%
  • White: 36%
  • 2+ Races: 5%
  • Languages: 74

Our Employees

  • Total Number of Employees: 2,642
  • Teachers: 1,366
  • Auxiliary: 558
  • Educational Aides: 192
  • Clerical/Paraprofessional: 145
  • Professional/Technology Support: 279
  • Campus Administrators: 70
  • Central Administrators: 32
  • Beginning Teacher Salary: $54,500
  • Average Teacher Experience: 12.3 years
  • Percent Highly Qualified: 100%

State Accountability

  • 2016 National Merit Semifinalists: 8
  • 2016 National Hispanic Scholars: 3
  • 2016 National Merit Commended: 14
  • Average SAT score: 1468
  • Average ACT score: 22.1
  • 2016 International Baccalaureate graduates: 168
  • 2016 reported scholarship offers: $15 million
  • 2016 graduation rate: 95.2%

Unique HEB ISD Programs and Offerings

  • Core Knowledge Pre-K - Tuition-based educational program located at Hurst Hills, Meadow Creek, Spring Garden, and Viridian elementary schools
  • K-12 Strings Program - Suzuki Strings offered on select elementary campuses (grades K-6); Orchestra offered at Central Junior High and L.D. Bell High School
  • Spanish Language Immersion - Offered at Bedford Heights, Meadow Creek, and Viridian beginning in first grade
  • Elementary World Languages - Arabic, Hindi, and Mandarin offered at Viridian beginning in first grade
  • International Business Initiative - Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin offered at Central Jr. High beginning in seventh grade
  • International Baccalaureate - A world-class education offered at both L.D. Bell and Trinity high schools
  • Career and Technical Education - State-of-the-art career and technical education offered at the Gene A. Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy
  • New STEM Schools of Choice Program - Engages students in real world, meaningful experiences to develop critical thinking skills, while blending science, technology, engineering, and math practices.

District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

  • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this national list for 10 years in a row
  • #1 District in Texas for Academic Performance and Financial Efficiency as rated by the Education Resource Group
  • Ranked in the Top 20 Best Public School Districts in Texas by Niche.com
  • School Board earned the grand prize “Magna Award” from the National School Board Association

Fun Facts

  • 44 sq. miles
  • 116 buses traveled 887,199 miles
  • 19,005 meals served daily = 3.25 million meals served annually

*All information current as of Oct. 1, 2015 unless otherwise indicated

Contact Us
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
1849 Central Dr.
Bedford, TX 76022
Phone: 817.283.4461
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