Amherst Independent School District

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Amherst Independent School District
100 N Main
Amherst, Texas[2]

ESC Region 17[1]
Coordinates 34°1′1″N 102°24′35″W / 34.01694°N 102.40972°W / 34.01694; -102.40972
District information
Type Independent school district
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Joel Rodgers[1]
Schools 2 (2009-10)[2]
District ID 4808160[2]
Students and staff
Students 178 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers 20.00 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio 9.00 (2009-10)[2]
Athletic conference UIL Class 1A 6-man Football Division II[3]
District mascot Bulldogs[4]
Colors           Blue, white[4]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12 Academically Unacceptable[5]
Website Amherst ISD

Amherst Independent School District is a public school district based in Amherst, Texas (USA). The district operates one high school, Amherst High School.


In the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $51,219,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.000 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically unacceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[5] Six percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[6] No state accountability ratings were to be given to districts in 2012.[7] A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: exemplary (the highest possible ranking), recognized, academically acceptable and academically unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

Historical district TEA accountability ratings[5]

  • 2004: academically acceptable
  • 2005: academically acceptable
  • 2006: academically acceptable
  • 2007: academically acceptable
  • 2008: academically acceptable
  • 2009: academically acceptable
  • 2010: academically acceptable
  • 2011: academically unacceptable


In the 2011-2012 school year, the district had students in two schools.[1]

  • Amherst High School (grades PK-12)
  • PEP (grades 9-12)


Amherst High School participates in the boys' sports of basketball, American football and wrestling.[4] The school participates in the girls' sport of basketball.[4] For the 2012 through 2014 school years, Amherst High School was to play six-man football in UIL Class 1A 6-man Football Division II.[3]

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