District Profile

Waxahachie ISD was founded in 1884 and has a rich tradition of excellence in education. The district encompasses 192 square miles in the heart of Ellis County. Waxahachie ISD is a fast-growth district with a diverse student population of just over 9,500 served by a dedicated team of more than 1,400 employees who are committed to the success and well-being of every student. While Waxahachie ISD is steeped in tradition, it is also a district of innovation with a rigorous curriculum and outstanding extracurricular programs. 

 

Waxahachie ISD offers many unique educational opportunities, including:

  • A two-way dual language program
  • STEAM elementary academy
  • STEM/Early College high school (Global High)
  • Courses in all 16 CTE clusters offered at WHS

 

Waxahachie ISD campuses by the numbers:

  • 8 elementary schools
  • 3 junior high schools
  • 2 high schools
  • 1 alternative high school
  • 1 pre-kindergarten academy

 

Current Enrollment: 9,500
African American: 11.8%
Hispanic: 34.4%
White: 49.6%
Asian/Pacific Isl.: 0.8%
Native American: 0.6%
Two or More Races: 2.7%
Economically Disadvantaged: 45.3%
Attendance Rate: 96.2%

 

>1,500 employees
712 certified teachers
22.2% of teachers have advanced degrees
Average years of teacher experience: 11.8
First-year teacher salary: $51,000
14.1 students per certified teacher

 

Waxahachie High School at a glance:

  • Recommended and distinguished graduation plan: 86.4%
  • SAT average score composite: 1041
  • ACT average score composite: 21.1
  • Career/Technology enrollment: 93.9%
  • CTE Coherent Sequence: 84.4%
  • Extracurricular participation: 57%

 

Global High School at a glance:

  • Total enrollment: 386
  • Dual credit enrollment: 100%
  • 2019 graduates/associate's degree: 98
  • SAT average score composite: 1154
  • ACT average score composite: 24.3
  • Career/Technology enrollment: 100%
  • CTE Coherent Sequence: 100%
  • Extracurricular participation: 61%
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