Temple Independent School District

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Temple Independent School District is a public school district based in Temple, Texas, United States. Temple schools began instruction June 13, 1883. It is the fourth largest employer in Temple, with 1300 employees.

In 2011, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

District Leadership[edit]

  • Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Robin Battershell, Ed.D.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Student Services: Dr. Scott Moger, Ed.D.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction: Dr. Bobby Ott, Ed.D.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations: Kent Boyd
  • Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources: Joe Palmer

Board of Trustees[edit]

In 2011, TISD Board of Trustees was named "Board of the Year" by the ESC XII Service Center.[2]

  • District 1 - Virginia Suarez (term May 2010-May 2013)
  • District 2 - Dorothy Powell (term May 2011-May 2014)
  • District 3 - Dan Posey (term November 2011-May 2012) completing District 3 term
  • District 4 - Susan Long, Secretary (term May 2009-May 2012
  • District 5 - Steve Wright, President (term May 2009-May 2012)
  • District 6 - Joelle Bedwell, Vice President (term May 2010-May 2013)
  • District 7 - Jennifer Davis (term May 2011-May 2014)

Quick Facts[edit]

  • Through the years, Temple ISD has produced over 200 National Merit Scholar Award winners, including Black Achievement and Hispanic Recognition Scholars.
  • Temple ISD was the first District in Central Texas to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and has, to date, awarded over 100 IB diplomas.
  • Temple ISD is expanding the International Baccalaureate program to include a Middle Years Programme at Travis Middle School Science Academy in 2012 and a Primary Years Programme in 2013 at an undetermined elementary school.
  • The District has exceeded state and national averages in SAT scores for 13 consecutive years and has received numerous other state and national recognition.
  • Temple High School has been recognized as one of "America's Top Public High Schools" by Newsweek.
  • Temple High School has been recognized by Achieve Texas as a Best Practices high school for the Institutes of Study and Career & Technology Programs.
  • Bonham Middle School and Western Hills Elementary School have been recognized as a "Best Public School" by Texas Monthly.


High School (Grades 9-12)[edit]

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[edit]

  • Bonham Middle School
  • Lamar Middle School
  • Travis Middle School Science Academy

Elementary Schools (Grades K-4)[edit]

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)[edit]

  • Cater Elementary
  • Hector P. Garcia Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Kennedy-Powell Elementary
  • Raye-Allen Elementary
  • Scott Elementary
  • Thornton Elementary
  • Western Hills Elementary

Early Childhood Center (Pre-Kindergarten)[edit]

  • Bethune Early Childhood Center
  • Dickson Early Childhood Center


External links[edit]