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    Values/Tax Rate

    • 2021 Values = $17.6 billion
    • 2021 Average taxable value of residences = $222,500
    • 2021 Property tax rate = $1.1608

    Budget/Staffing

    • Operating budget = $213 million
    • Revenue sources: 73% Local / 26% State
    • 87% of budget = Payroll

    Student Enrollment/Growth

    23,015 students (Projected)

    Financial Performance

    • FIRST rating = Superior Achievement 19 years in a row
    • ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 18 years in a row
    • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 18 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 15 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

    • Limited English Proficient: 17.66%
    • Bilingual: 3.23%
    • English as a Second Language: 12.83%
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 51.04%
    • Gifted & Talented: 6.57%
    • Special Education: 11.11%
    • Hispanic: 31.86%
    • Asian: 7.93%
    • Pacific Islander: 2.7%
    • African American: 20.66%
    • Native American: 0.31%
    • White: 31.63%
    • 2+ Races: 5.71%
    • Languages: 71

    Our Employees

    • Total Number of Employees: 2,743
    • Teachers: 1,505
    • Auxiliary/Support Staff: 521
    • Paraprofessionals: 375
    • Professional/Technology Support: 221
    • Campus Administrators: 73
    • Central Administrators: 48
    • Beginning Teacher Salary: $58,500 (for 2021-2022)
    • Average Teacher Experience: 12 years

    Student Achievement

    • 2022 National Merit Semifinalists: 3
    • 2022 National Hispanic Scholars: 40
    • 2022 National Merit Commended: 21
    • 2020 Average SAT score: 1095
    • 2020 Average ACT score: 22.2
    • 2021 International Baccalaureate graduates: 148
    • 2020-21 graduation rate: 97.4%

    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, 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 3-6

    District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

    • 2020 - 2021 Texas Association of School Boards “Board of the Year”
    • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this national list for 15 years in a row
    • #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 6,404 career and technical education certifications
    • Post season in 20 programs - State in wrestling, gymnastics, and track and field

    Fun Facts

    • 44 sq. miles
    • 122 buses traveled 1,246,888 miles
    • 15,240 meals served daily = 2.62 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