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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 and more than 1,400 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:

  • 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%


1,422 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%