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Tyler School District

As the largest school district in Northeast Texas, Tyler ISD encompasses 193 square miles, maintains a total of 36 campus and auxiliary facilities, and serves an enrollment of 18,600 students. The district is made up of two high schools, six middle schools, 17 elementary schools, two alternative schools, and one special education campus. The District's on-site management policy enables administrators and teachers at each campus to implement programs responsive to the particular needs of its individual student body.

With academic achievement the primary objective, Tyler ISD takes strong measures to ensure a positive, safe and orderly learning environment, to instill self-discipline, and to enforce standards of excellence throughout the system.

An array of programs and opportunities expand beyond Tyler ISD in this culture-rich community. Located midway between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana, Tyler is a garden city of 100,000 known for its roses and scenic beauty. Community assets such as the Caldwell Zoo, The East Texas Symphony Orchestra, The Tyler Museum of Art, and the Hudnall Planetarium afford opportunities for field trips that expand learning beyond the normal classroom experience. In addition, Tyler ISD offers access to nationally recognized higher education programs through partnerships with the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College.

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Whitehouse School District

The City of Whitehouse is located six miles south of Tyler in a beautiful piney woods area west of Lake Tyler in East Texas. The City of Whitehouse and Whitehouse ISD are located in Smith County. The county seat is located in Tyler. As of 2009, it is estimated that the population of the City of Whitehouse is approximately 7400. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population of Smith County exceeded 200,000 in 2008, ranking it among the top 25 in population of the 254 Texas Counties. There are approximately 4500 students being educated in our district each day, ranging from early childhood to twelfth grade. We employ approximately 600 individuals which include 300 certified teachers.

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Chapel Hill School District

The Chapel Hill Independent School District is located in the eastern part of Smith County, Texas. The district covers 118 square miles and includes a small portion of the city of Tyler, the University of Texas at Tyler, the Jackson community and the city of New Chapel Hill. The district is rated as AAA by the University Interscholastic League. The district was established in the 1950-51 school year and had 12 seniors in the 1951 graduating class. Today, Chapel Hill ISD has a membership of 3,052 students on its six campuses:

  • High School (9-12) - 910 students
  • Middle School (6-8) - 662 students
  • Kissam Intermediate (3-5) - 656 students
  • Jackson Elementary (PK-2) - 325 students
  • Wise Elementary (PK-2) - 489 students
  • WINGS Alternative School - 10 students

Chapel Hill ISD is blessed with an excellent child-centered faculty and support staff. There are 259 professional staff members including teachers, professional support, campus and central administration. In addition, CHISD employs 182 educational aides and auxiliary staff to serve our students. Approximately 24% of the certified personnel hold advanced degrees. The schools are well staffed and provide an outstanding education for Chapel Hill ISD students.

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Winona School District

Winona Independent School District (ISD) is located in the northeastern part of Smith County, on Highway 155 approximately three miles north of Interstate 20. The community is between Dallas, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana. Tyler, Texas, 15 miles to the south, provides medical and educational facilities.

The majority of the population is concentrated in the five communities of Red Springs, Sand Flat, East Texas Center, Starrville, and the community of Winona. East Texas Center serves as the hub of the industrial base and is strategically located at the geographic center of the Tyler-Longview metropolitan area. The community is home to the University of Texas Health Center, which is recognized as a medical research facility.

Winona ISD is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency and is classified as AA under the University Interscholastic League enrollment guidelines. The district provides pre-kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

Widespread community support is manifested in active booster clubs and parental programs. In the school district, community pride and high expectations for educational quality serve as driving forces in the district's quest for excellence.

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