Quick Facts

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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)
    • www.hebisd.edu > About > Financial Transparency

    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

    • Core Knowledge Pre-K - Tuition-based educational program 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
    www.hebisd.edu

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