The Hurst-Euless-Bedford community knows that HEB ISD is the Metroplex's best-kept secret: a school district with consistently high academic performance achieved through responsible financial efficiency.

 

Students at HEB ISD schools have access to more opportunities than any individual school can provide. Every HEB ISD class is taught by a highly-qualified teacher.

From top to bottom, this school district is built on the concept of continuous improvement. We enable students to take responsibility for their own learning, preparing them to be successful adults.

 

You can read more about the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD at www.hebisd.edu

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Quick Facts

 

Values/Tax Rate

  • 2017 Values = $12.5 billion

  • 2017 Average taxable value of residences = $163,748

  • 2017 Property tax rate = $1.316
     

Budget/Staffing

  • Operating budget = $177 million

  • Revenue sources: 67% Local / 33% State

  • 87% of budget = Payroll

 

Student Enrollment/Growth

23,154 students: 1,340 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 > Inside HEB ISD > 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: 14.29%

  • Bilingual: 3.32%

  • English as a Second Language: 10.39%

  • Economically Disadvantaged: 51.85%

  • Gifted & Talented: 6.68%

  • Special Education: 8.89%

  • Career & Tech Ed (Secondary): 51.0%

  • Hispanic: 30.68%

  • Asian: 6.97%

  • Pacific Islander: 2.40%

  • African American: 18.37%

  • Native American: 0.44%

  • White: 36.01%

  • 2+ Races: 5.13%

  • Languages: 78

 

Our Employees

  • Total Number of Employees: 2,686

  • Teachers: 1,496

  • Auxiliary: 525

  • Educational Aides: 209

  • Clerical/Paraprofessional: 137

  • Professional/Technology Support: 200

  • Campus Administrators: 70

  • Central Administrators: 49

  • Beginning Teacher Salary: $55,000

  • Average Teacher Experience: 12.2 years

 

State Accountability

  • 2016 National Merit Semifinalists: 8

  • 2016 National Hispanic Scholars: 3

  • 2016 National Merit Commended: 14

  • Average SAT score: 1468

  • Average ACT score: 22.1

  • 2017 International Baccalaureate graduates: 135

  • 2017 reported scholarship offers: $15.2 million

  • 2016-17 graduation rate: 95.9%

 

Unique HEB ISD Programs and Offerings

  • Core Knowledge Pre-K - Tuition-based educational program located at Hurst Hills, 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

  • STEM Schools of Choice Program - Engages students in real world, meaningful experiences to develop critical thinking skills, while blending science, technology, engineering, and math practices.

     

District Awards and Recognition (non-financial)

  • Best Communities for Music Education - Inclusion in this national list for 11 years in a row

  • #1 District in Texas for Academic Performance and Financial Efficiency as rated by the Education Resource Group

  • Ranked in the Top 20 Best Public School Districts in Texas by Niche.com

  • School Board earned the grand prize “Magna Award” from the National School Board Association

     

Fun Facts

  • 44 sq. miles

  • 116 buses traveled 887,199 miles

  • 19,005 meals served daily = 3.25 million meals served annually

 

*All information current as of Sep. 1, 2017 unless otherwise indicated

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