Quick Facts

  • *All information current as of Sep. 1, 2018 unless otherwise indicated

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    Values/Tax Rate

    • 2018 Values = $13.9 billion
    • 2018 Average taxable value of residences = $179,310
    • 2018 Property tax rate = $1.273

    Budget/Staffing

    • Operating budget = $190 million
    • Revenue sources: 74% Local / 26% State
    • 87% of budget = Payroll

    Student Enrollment/Growth

    23,578 students: 1,398 students or 6% growth over the last 5 years

     

    Financial Performance

    • FIRST rating = Superior Achievement 15 years in a row
    • ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 15 years in a row
    • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 15 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 - 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: 15.15%
    • Bilingual: 3.26%
    • English as a Second Language: 11.36%
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 52.52%
    • Gifted & Talented: 6.62%
    • Special Education: 9.16%
    • Career & Tech Ed (Secondary): 53.4%
    • Hispanic: 30.09%
    • Asian: 7.47%
    • Pacific Islander: 2.51%
    • African American: 19.24%
    • Native American: 0.44%
    • White: 35.17%
    • 2+ Races: 5.08%
    • Languages: 78

    Our Employees

    • Total Number of Employees: 2,641
    • Teachers: 1,390
    • Auxiliary: 575
    • Educational Aides: 197
    • Clerical/Paraprofessional: 133
    • Professional/Technology Support: 215
    • Campus Administrators: 70
    • Central Administrators: 35
    • Beginning Teacher Salary: $55,500
    • Average Teacher Experience: 12 years

    Student Achievement

    • 2018 National Merit Semifinalists: 3
    • 2018 National Hispanic Scholars: 2
    • 2018 National Merit Commended: 10
    • 2017 Average SAT score: 1077
    • 2017 Average ACT score: 22.8
    • 2018 International Baccalaureate graduates: 114
    • 2019 reported scholarship offers: $17.27 million
    • 2017-18 graduation rate: 97.6%

    Unique HEB ISD Programs and Offerings

    • Core Knowledge Pre-K - Tuition-based educational program located 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, 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
    • Secondary STEM Schools of Choice Program - Engages students in real world experiences to develop critical thinking skills, while blending science, technology, engineering, and math practices offered at Central Junior High

       

    • New! Theater Schools of Choice Program - Offered at Bedford and Harwood Junior High beginning in seventh grade
    • New! Cybersecurity Schools of Choice Program - Offered in Euless and Hurst Junior High beginning in seventh grade

    District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

    • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this national list for 12 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 4,800 career and technical education certifications
    • Ranked in the Top 30 Best Public School Districts in Texas by Niche.com
    • One of only 61 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
    • 128 buses traveled 1,639,059 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