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Weatherford, TX 817-598-4279

EDUCATION

Starting with an exceptional, award-winning K-12 school system, quality education is vitally important in Weatherford. That continues through historic Weatherford College, which works with business to provide vocational degrees and training.


WEATHERFORD ISD

Educational institutions are a key aspect of a community, and Weatherford ISD provides a solid foundation for students to achieve success.  But don’t take our word for it, check out some of WISD’s recent notable accomplishments…

  • In 2009, the WISD Board of Trustees was selected as a Texas Outstanding School Board.
  • In 2011, WISD was the recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence by the Quality Texas Foundation.
  • In 2015, the community successfully passed three propositions totaling $74.9 million to improve safety and security, provide facility updates, and increase student capacity at the middle school campuses.This bond provided the funding to build a new Shirley Hall Middle School and to provide an addition at Tison Middle School.
  • Strong high school fine arts program that includes the award-winning Blue Belles drill team, choir, theatre arts, and band.  Students in the Fightin’ Roo Band played at Carnegie Hall in March 2017.
  • Early College Academy allows high school students the opportunity to earn their diploma and Associate’s degree during their high school years.
  • Multiple opportunities for students to earn college credit through the Dual Credit program associated with Weatherford College and also through Advanced Placement classes.
  • The Career and Technology program at the high school offers 21 courses with State certifications or licensures.
  • For working families with elementary children, WISD offers an after school program through the Kids Unite program.  This program is also offered as a summer day camp during the summer.
  • Weatherford ISD’s graduation rate is outstanding at 98.1% - exceeding the Region (89.3%) and State (89%).
  • Strong social media presence.

Texas is well positioned to feed its booming economy. Nearly 40 public universities, including 6 state university centers and 50 community college districts, deliver an ongoing pipeline of well-trained workers hungry for big opportunities. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Southern Methodist University was recently ranked among the best research institutions in the world by U.S. News & World Report.

Founded in 1869 (just 13 years after our picturesque county courthouse opened its doors), Weatherford College offers technical programs for business at the oldest continuously operating college west of the Mississippi River. The college works with local companies to provide vocational degrees and training to students from all over Texas, more than other 30 states, and two dozen foreign countries. The college benefits from the Texas Skills Development Fund, the state's premier job-training program. It provides local, customized training designed to increase skill levels and wages in the Weatherford workforce.



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