McDade Independent School District

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McDade Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of McDade, Texas, USA.

The district has two schools - McDade Elementary - that serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6th, and McDade High School, which is designated for grades 7-12.[1]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The district had its own high school until the 1920s after a fire destroyed its designated building.[3] Until circa 2016 the district sent its high school students to the Elgin Independent School District,[4] and to the Bastrop Independent School District.[5]

The district had 245 students enrolled in fall 2015.[3]

In the summer of 2016 the district had 330 students scheduled to attend beginning in the fall. The high school was scheduled to re-open, for the first time in many years, on August 23, 2016 with grades 7-10. As of 2016 the school uses the athletic property of TRIBE Consolidated Athletics as its home American football stadium since McDade ISD had not yet built its own football facilities.[3] Students may take university-level classes at Temple College. The first principal of McDade High is Paul Smith; As of 2016 he also serves as the high school's athletic director.[4]


  1. ^ "Schools." McDade Independent School District. Retrieved on January 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  3. ^ a b c Jette, Lauren (2016-08-12). "McDade ISD welcomes students to new high school". Elgin Courier. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  4. ^ a b Kleiner, Dan (2016-02-23). "McDade high school approves principal, curriculum". Elgin Courier. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  5. ^ Finney, Patty (2014-11-25). "For growth options...McDade Trustees consider adding high school". Elgin Courier. Retrieved 2017-01-22.

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