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Waco ISD is one of the first school districts in Central Texas to take advantage of a new state law and explore becoming a designated “District of Innovation,” gaining more local control over the educational process in our community.

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Dell Scholar Program semi-finalists

DellCongratulations to these University High students who were recently announced as semi-finalists for the Dell Scholar Program scholarship awards. Samuel Ortega Rangel, Jazmyne Betters, and Alexandra Castillo are hoping for the $20,000 scholarship, laptop computer, and much more as a part of the annual award.

It's a unique scholarship that rewards low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. The Dell Scholar website says these student scholars have demonstrated grit, potential and ambition in their quest for a college education:

Grit by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools or communities

Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor

Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree

Good luck Trojans!!

Recent News & VIDEOS

Waco ISD’s Languages Other Than English Textbook Adoption is Here!
Posted on 03/01/2017
Waco ISD welcomes and values your feedback during the Languages Other than English (LOTE) textbook adoption process!
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Trojans earn place at regional playoffs
Posted on 02/28/2017
At game's start, the dragons were by no means caught sleeping, forcing the Trojans to prove their worth in the second half.
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Waco ISD musicians bring home the "Gold" at UIL Solo & Ensemble
Posted on 02/28/2017
We are very proud of these students and parents that have worked very hard to get our students to where they are.
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Heart of Texas Regional History Fair results
Posted on 02/27/2017
Thanks to our student historians for representing Waco ISD and their schools so well.
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Waco ISD students go for gold in Regional History Fair
Posted on 02/24/2017
Thirty-one Waco High students, including defending National Champion Harper Hoover, will be part of a WISD contingent competing in the Regional History Fair Friday at Baylor University.
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Waco ISD Communications Department & WISD-TV earn TSPRA trophies and medals
Posted on 02/23/2017
The team was rated for services rendered during the 2015-2016 school year, including its public information campaign for the TRE
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School Board News

Board of Trustees Meeting - February 23, 2017
Updated on 02/24/2017
Board of Trustees Meeting - February 23, 2017 
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Waco ISD cancelling Board election, incumbents unopposed
Updated on 02/22/2017
With both incumbents who are running for re-election unopposed, the Waco Independent School District has notified McLennan County Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe it is cancelling the May 6 Board Election. 
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Waco ISD Superintendent Search draws 59 applicants
Updated on 02/21/2017
The search to find a replacement for retiring superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain has drawn the attention of nearly 60 applicants, according to Executive Search Services, the Texas Association of School Boards group hired to manage the process.  
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The Waco ISD Job Fair
is coming, March 18th!

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Learn, Share, Inspire

In Waco ISD, we believe community and parental involvement are a prerequisite to student success. To that end, the Waco ISD Board of Trustees has formed Community Transformation Committees to help the District follow the directives of HB 1842.

Join us as we Learn together, Share what we feel, and Inspire creative solutions.

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Notice of Adopted 2016 Tax Rate

Waco ISD adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 3.51 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $0.00.

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Prosper Waco

Prosper Waco is an innovative approach to community work that consolidates and builds upon the efforts of existing nonprofits and community leaders to measurably improve the lives of the people of the Greater Waco community.

This collective impact model brings together key leaders and organizations in the areas of education, health and financial security to comprehensively (1) identify and quantify challenges facing our community, (2) articulate a shared vision, (3) establish measurable goals, (4) facilitate implementation of strategies to address each challenge, (5) monitor progress against each goal, (6) share data and resources necessary to accomplish our collective goals, and (7) engage a broad spectrum of community partners, including recipients of services, in the design of its work.

Visit the Prosper Waco Website for more information.