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Values/Tax Rate

  • 2023 Values = $20.1 billion
  • 2023 Average taxable value of residences = $233,634
  • 2023 Property tax rate = $0.9211

Budget/Staffing

  • Operating budget = $218,676,959
  • Revenue sources: 60% Local / 34% State / 6% Other
  • 86% of budget = Payroll

Student Enrollment/Growth

23,105 students (as of September 1, 2023)

Financial Performance

  • FIRST rating = Superior Achievement 21 years in a row
  • ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 20 years in a row
  • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 20 years in a row
  • S&P + Fitch underlying/unenhanced credit rating = AA+ (very strong)
  • Enhanced credit rating = AAA (PSF Guarantee)
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Our Schools

  • Elementary Schools - 21 (grades K-6)
    • State based pre-kindergarten offered at all 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 - 2
    • Alternative High School – KEYS High School
    • Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy

Our Students

  • Emergent Bilingual: 21.95%
  • Bilingual: 3.38%
  • English as a Second Language: 17.15%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 60.78%
  • Gifted & Talented: 6.82%
  • Special Education: 13.23%
  • Hispanic: 31.01%
  • Asian: 8.99%
  • Pacific Islander: 2.69%
  • African American: 21.50%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • White: 29.23%
  • 2+ Races: 6.29%
  • Languages: 68

Our Employees

  • Total Number of Employees: 3,112
  • Teachers: 1,636
  • Auxiliary/Support Staff: 519
  • Paraprofessionals: 491
  • Professional/Technology Support: 337
  • Campus Administrators: 73
  • Central Administrators: 56
  • Beginning Teacher Salary: $61,500
  • Average Teacher Experience: 11.8 years

Student Achievement

  • 2023 National Merit Semifinalists: 2
  • 2023 National Hispanic Scholars: 19
  • 2023 National Merit Commended: 21
  • 2022 Average SAT score: 980
  • 2022 Average ACT score: 22.5
  • 2022 International Baccalaureate graduates: 101
  • 2021 graduation rate: 97.7%

Unique HEB ISD Programs and Offerings

  • Tuition-Based Pre-K - Formerly known as "Core Knowledge Pre-K", this educational program is offered at Bedford Heights, Meadow Creek, Spring Garden, Trinity Lakes, 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 and Mandarin offered at Central Junior 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 Hurst Junior High beginning in seventh grade
  • STEM Schools of Choice Program: Computer Science - Offered at Euless 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 grades K-6

District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

  • International Baccalaureate diploma rate (90%) exceeds global average (86%).
  • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this annual national list 17 times
  • #1 District in Texas for Academic Performance and Financial Efficiency as rated by the Education Resource Group for 13 of the last 14 years
  • Students earned more than 8,871 career and technical education certifications
  • 73% of varsity athletics programs sent teams or individuals to post season

Fun Facts

  • 44 sq. miles
  • 127 buses traveled 1,318,784 miles
  • 20,260 meals served daily = 3.57 million meals served annually, plus 177,524 snacks for Extended Day Academy.

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

※ Information current as of September 2023, based on most recently reported data.