Quick Facts

  • *All information current as of Sep. 1, 2019 unless otherwise indicated

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    Values/Tax Rate

    • 2019 Values = $15.7 billion
    • 2019 Average taxable value of residences = $199,123
    • 2019 Property tax rate = $1.22

    Budget/Staffing

    • Operating budget = $215 million
    • Revenue sources: 69% Local / 31% State
    • 87% of budget = Payroll

    Student Enrollment/Growth

    23,707 students: 1,291 students or 6% growth over the last 5 years

    Financial Performance

    • FIRST rating = Superior Achievement 17 years in a row
    • ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 16 years in a row
    • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 16 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: 15.37%
    • Bilingual: 3.22%
    • English as a Second Language: 11.68%
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 55.97%
    • Gifted & Talented: 7.02%
    • Special Education: 9.91%
    • Career & Tech Ed (Secondary): 56.7%
    • Hispanic: 30.48%
    • Asian: 7.4%
    • Pacific Islander: 2.45%
    • African American: 20.09%
    • Native American: 0.4%
    • White: 33.73%
    • 2+ Races: 5.44%
    • Languages: 78

    Our Employees

    • Total Number of Employees: 2,837
    • Teachers: 1,585
    • Auxiliary: 531
    • Educational Aides: 243
    • Clerical/Paraprofessional: 141
    • Professional/Technology Support: 221
    • Campus Administrators: 71
    • Central Administrators: 47
    • Beginning Teacher Salary: $57,000
    • Average Teacher Experience: 12 years

    Student Achievement

    • 2019 National Merit Semifinalists: 4
    • 2019 National Hispanic Scholars: 16
    • 2019 National Merit Commended: 27
    • 2018 Average SAT score: 1077
    • 2018 Average ACT score: 21.4
    • 2019 International Baccalaureate graduates: 162
    • 2019 reported scholarship offers: $21.26 million
    • 2018-19 graduation rate: 97.2%

    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, 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
    • Theater Schools of Choice Program - Offered at Bedford and Harwood Junior High beginning in seventh grade
    • Cybersecurity Schools of Choice Program - Offered at Euless and Hurst Junior High beginning in seventh grade
    • NEW! Computer Science Schools of Choice Program - Offered at Harrison Lane and Midway Park beginning in kindergarten
    • 9th Annual AP Honor Roll - Simultaneously increased number of students participating in AP courses while increasing the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams

    District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

    • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this national list for 13 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 5,360 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