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    Values/Tax Rate

    • 2020 Values = $16.5 billion
    • 2020 Average taxable value of residences = $208,285
    • 2020 Property tax rate = $1.198

    Budget/Staffing

    • Operating budget = $213 million
    • Revenue sources: 69% Local / 31% State
    • 87% of budget = Payroll

    Student Enrollment/Growth

    23,707 students (Projected)

    Financial Performance

    • FIRST rating = Superior Achievement 18 years in a row
    • ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 17 years in a row
    • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 17 years in a row
    • S&P + Fitch underlying/unenhanced credit rating = AA+ (very strong)
    • Enhanced credit rating = AAA (PSF Guarantee)
    • www.hebisd.edu > About > Financial Transparency

    Our Schools

    • Elementary Schools - 21 (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: 16.39%
    • Bilingual: 3.45%
    • English as a Second Language: 12.17%
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 54.53%
    • Gifted & Talented: 6.89%
    • Special Education: 10.84%
    • Career & Tech Ed (Secondary): 57.2%
    • Hispanic: 30.87%
    • Asian: 7.52%
    • Pacific Islander: 2.44%
    • African American: 20.49%
    • Native American: 0.34%
    • White: 32.76%
    • 2+ Races: 5.57%
    • Languages: 75

    Our Employees

    • Total Number of Employees: 2,847
    • Teachers: 1,454
    • Auxiliary/Support Staff: 588
    • Paraprofessionals: 386
    • Professional/Technology Support: 296
    • Campus Administrators: 75
    • Central Administrators: 48
    • Beginning Teacher Salary: $59,700
    • Average Teacher Experience: 12 years

    Student Achievement

    • 2020 National Merit Semifinalists: 2
    • 2020 National Hispanic Scholars: 5
    • 2020 National Merit Commended: 26
    • 2019 Average SAT score: 1089
    • 2019 Average ACT score: 22
    • 2020 International Baccalaureate graduates: 156
    • 2020 reported scholarship offers: $9.3 million
    • 2019-20 graduation rate: 99.5%

    Unique HEB ISD Programs and Offerings

    • Core Knowledge Pre-K - Tuition-based educational program offered at 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 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
    • STEM Schools of Choice Program: Engineering and Robotics - Engages students in real world experiences to develop critical thinking skills, while blending science, technology, engineering, and math practices offered at Central Junior High
    • STEM Schools of Choice Program: Cybersecurity and Network Technology - Offered at Euless and Hurst Junior High beginning in seventh grade
    • Theater Schools of Choice Program - Offered at Bedford and Harwood Junior High beginning in seventh grade
    • Computer Science Schools of Choice Program - Offered at Harrison Lane and Midway Park beginning in kindergarten

    District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

    • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this national list for 14 years in a row
    • #1 District in Texas for Academic Performance and Financial Efficiency as rated by the Education Resource Group for 12 of the last 13 years
    • Students earned more than 4,585 career and technical education certifications
    • One of only 71 districts to earn the prestigious Post-Secondary Readiness Distinction from the Texas Education Agency, putting HEB ISD among the top 6% of school districts in the state

    Fun Facts

    • 44 sq. miles
    • 122 buses traveled 1,246,888 miles
    • 20,920 meals served daily = 3.6 million meals served annually

    Contacts

    Public Relations and Marketing Department: 817-399-2025
    Deanne Hullender, Chief Public Relations & Marketing Officer, DeanneHullender@hebisd.edu
    1849 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022
    www.hebisd.edu