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 nearly 9,700 and more than 1,500 employees who are committed to the success 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:

  • 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:

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

Current Enrollment: 9,679

  • African American: 13.4%
  • Hispanic: 33.8%
  • White: 47.9%
  • Asian/Pacific Isl.: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0.8%
  • Two or More Races: 3.3%

Economically Disadvantaged: 46.4%

1,532 employees
660 certified teachers
22.8% of teachers have advanced degrees
Average years of teacher experience: 12.2
First year teacher salary: $51,000
14.3 students per certified teacher

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