Kemp Independent School District

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Kemp Independent School District
905 S. Main St.
Kemp, Texas

Texas Education Agency Region 10

United States
District information
MottoPride In Excellence
SuperintendentMr. Phil Edwards
BudgetUS$16 million(2011)[1]
Students and staff
Students1566 [2]
Athletic conferenceUIL District 6 Class 3A Division 1
District mascotYellow Jackets
Colors          orange and white (grey or black accents occasionally used)
Other information

Kemp Independent School District is a public school district based in Kemp, Texas (USA).

In addition to Kemp, the district serves southern Kaufman County and northwest Henderson County, including parts of Seven Points.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]


  • Kemp High (Grades 9-12)
  • Kemp Junior High (Grades 6-8)
  • Kemp Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
  • Kemp Primary (Grades PK-2)


Kemp ISD owns and operates several support, fine arts and athletic facilities.

  • Kemp High School Campus Facilities
    • Library
    • Fine Arts wing, including a 650-seat auditorium
    • Band Hall with practice rooms, music library, office, and ensemble room
    • Jacket Stadium featuring a turf field, an all-weather track and metal stands
    • Baseball Stadium featuring a grass field, dugouts, and metal stands
    • Gymnasium
    • Athletic team and Band practice fields
    • Shot-put/Discus Pens
  • Kemp Jr. High School Campus Facilities
    • Cafetorium - a small auditorium used for numerous community events and daily lunch periods
    • Gymnasium
    • Library
  • Kemp Intermediate School and Administration Campus Facilities
    • Basketball Courts
    • Gymnasium
    • Board Room
  • Kemp Primary School
    • Playground
    • Library
  • "Old 40" Support Facilities
    • Kemp ISD Transportation
    • Kemp ISD Maintenance


  • Colors: Orange and White (grey or black accents also occasionally used)
  • Mascot: Yellow Jackets
  • Mascot Name: Herbie

Kemp Homecoming has been held once every four years since 1956. It is known to be the largest event in the community, with thousands of visitors and alumni visiting Kemp during Homecoming weekend. Festivities include class reunions, alumni dinners, a parade, athletic events, and street dances. Many in the community, including students, have proposed a traditional annual Homecoming event for the students while keeping the alumni festivities a quad-annual event.


  1. ^ "Kemp ISD - 2010 Budget Summary" (PDF). Kemp ISD. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 19, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "Texas Education Agency Kemp ISD Metadata". Texas Education Agency. 2010. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.

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