Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) serves the North Texas community of Wichita Falls.
The District operates three early childhood campuses, 16 elementary campuses, three middle school campuses, three high schools, and one alternative campus. 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 13,300 students in 2021 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.
Wichita Falls has long been recognized for its annual Hotter ‘N Hell bike race, Sheppard Air Force Base, its friendly atmosphere, a rich tradition of volunteerism, and quick, equidistant access to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex (to the southeast) and Oklahoma City (to the north).
WFISD serves most of the Wichita Falls community, including elementary-aged children on Sheppard Air Force Base.
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.
WFISD uses its own instructor-written curriculum that was created in 2013 by a team of its own teachers. It continues to be refined and adapted to promote high achievement.
Hirschi High School offers the rigorous International Baccalaureate program. WFISD schools also offer a broad range of Advanced Placement classes. Students have access to the popular dual enrollment program that allows them to take college classes in high school and earn credits for both.