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 12, 1883. It is the fourth largest employer in Temple, with 1300 employees.

Coordinates: 31°05′47.7″N 97°20′43.4″W / 31.096583°N 97.345389°W / 31.096583; -97.345389

District Leadership[edit]

  • Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Bobby Ott, Ed.D.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Student Services: Eric Haugeberg M.Ed.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction: Lisa Adams M.Ed.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations: Kent Boyd M.Ed.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources: Joe Palmer M.Ed.
  • Chief of Communications and Community Relations: Christine Parks M.Ed.

Board of Trustees[edit]

In 2011, TISD Board of Trustees was named "Board of the Year" by the ESC XII Service Center.[1]

  • District 1 - Virginia Suarez, Secretary (term May 2016-May 2019)
  • District 2 - Linell Davis (term May 2017-May 2020)
  • District 3 - Dan Posey, President (term May 2018-May 2021)
  • District 4 - Ronnie Gaines, Vice President (term August 2018-May 2021)
  • District 5 - Sandhya Sanghi (term May 2018-May 2021)
  • District 6 - Shannon Gowan (term May 2016-May 2019)
  • District 7 - Shannon Myers (term May 2018-May 2021)

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


  1. ^ "ESC Region XII". ESC Region XII. Archived from the original on 2006-06-02.
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)

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