Keller ISDPublic Schools
District Name: Keller ISD
District Size & Class Size: Enrollment 34,099 students; K-4 classrooms are staffed for a maximum of 22:1 ratio, 5-8 for 27:1 and 9-12 uses a 28:1 staffing formula.
Grade Level Alignment: Elementary (K-4); Intermediate (5-6); Middle School (7-8); High School (9-12).
Distinguishing Characteristics: Keller ISD has been one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Texas over the last 20 years. Of the District’s 39 campuses, 23 of them are less than 15 years old. KISD serves a diverse population composed primarily of students living in Keller and Fort Worth, but includes families from seven other municipalities as well. The District stretches from I-35W to Colleyville and Hwy. 170 to Haltom City.
Specializations and Program Offerings: Keller ISD offers a vertically aligned curriculum that allows for students K through 12 to build upon subject matter they learn the previous year without excessive review. This also makes it easier for a student to transfer from one Keller ISD school to another seamlessly without being behind or ahead of his or her new classmates. In 2016, the District will open a campus specifically serving Career and Technology Education courses including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Culinary, Healthcare, and Computer Science.
Extracurricular: Keller ISD is dedicated to developing well-rounded students with more than 11,000 students of middle school and high school level participating in extracurricular activities. In athletics, students have the opportunity to participate in football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, wrestling, track and field, baseball, softball, cheerleading, and dance. Keller ISD’s fine arts programs have long been recognized for their excellence, including regular State Finalists in the Texas Visual Arts Scholastic Event. The District has also sent a high school one-act play troupe to the UIL State Competition in four of the last six years.
Safety and Security: Keeping students and employees safe is a top priority for Keller ISD. KISD has earned the Texas Safe Schools Award as the top district in Texas in terms of school safety, and has been named among the 500 most secure organizations in the country by Security Magazine. Campuses utilize controlled access entrances and visitor registration systems
M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: $1.04 M&O/$0.50 I&S; $169.5 million in October 2014 (no tax rate increase
Average Home Value in District: $217,728 (for 2014-15)
Selling Points: Exemplifying our exceptional faculty, Keller ISD has produced two state Teachers of the Year in the past six years, and has an additional state finalist. The District has also been recognized for its financial efficiency – accomplishing more with its taxpayers’ dollars than peer districts – and its financial transparency – earning the Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle.
District Philosophy: The community of Keller ISD will educate our students to achieve their highest standards of performance by engaging them in exceptional opportunities.