Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) serves the North Texas community of Wichita Falls.
The District operates four early childhood campuses, 16 elementary campuses, three middle school campuses, three high schools, and three alternative campuses. The District also operates the Career Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2017. Here, students are trained in one of 26 career pathways. Each provides students with a multitude of post-graduation opportunities.
WFISD enrolled approximately 14,000 students in August 2019 and is the largest public school district of the 38 located in North Texas. WFISD is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and is the largest school district operating in Region 9.
- Top Graduation Rate in the Country with a Rate of 97.4% (US average rate is app. 84%)
- State-of-the-Art Career Education Center Offering 26 Different Career Pathways
- First District in Texas to Implement the Waterford UPSTART Program for Early Learning
- Recognized by TASA in its annual Bragging Rights magazine for the implementation of the UPSTART program. Out of nearly 200 nominations, only 12 districts were chosen to be recognized for “implementing programs that are bettering the lives of Texas’ students, schools and communities.”
- Texas K-12 CTO Council Tech Savvy Superintendent of the Year (Michael Kuhrt)
- Google Reference District
- Number 1 in the World - Number of Google Certified Trainers (33)
- Number 2 in the World - Number of Google Certified Educators Level 2 (227)
- Best Communities for Music Educators Designation (2018, 2019)
- Parents as Teachers Program - Blue Ribbon Affiliate (only the 6th program in the state to earn blue ribbon status)
- Chartwells (WFISD’s Food Service Provider) Named National Account of the Year
- Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 3 Consecutive Years (Lamar Elementary - 2017, 2018, 2019)
- 2017 Region 9 Teachers of the Year (Lexi Law and Heather Preston)
- Texas Teachers of the Year (Donna Patrick and Sherry Lindemann)
- 2019 Region 9 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year (Doug Albus and Jennifer Spurgers)
- Yellow Rose of Texas Recipients (Christy Nash and Elizabeth Yeager)
A hallmark of WFISD is its strong community support from private and public foundations. The West Foundation, the Priddy Foundation, the Perkins/Prothro Foundation and the WFISD Foundation provide generous financial support that underwrites unique opportunities for students and faculty. These foundations provide classroom grants and fund student activities and incentives for students and faculty.
Some of these Teacher Recognition Programs include:
Teacher of the Year
West Foundation Teaching Excellence Awards
“Be Bold” Monthly Teacher Spotlight Award
Partners In Education Program
WFISD Education Foundation, Inc.