West Independent School District (ISD) is a public school district based in West, Texas. West is located 26 miles north of Waco, Texas. In addition to West, the district serves the towns of Leroy, Tours, Gerald, and Ross in northern McLennan County. A small portion of Hill County lies within the district as well. This district covers 126.6 square miles.
Currently, West ISD serves approximately 1,350 students over four campuses. These four campuses are: West Elementary School (Prekindergarten through Grade 5), West Middle School (Grades 6-8), West High School (Grades 9-12), and the Brookhaven Youth Ranch. The Grades 6-12 students are served on one comprehensive campus that opened in August, 2016. Over 200 staff members serve on the West ISD team. The high school mascot is the Trojans and Lady Trojans, and the school colors are black and red. Mr. David Truitt serves as the Superintendent of Schools.
Recent district accolades include:
2017, 2018, and 2019 "Best Communities for Music Education" by The NAMM Foundation 2018-2019 Great! Schools College Success Award for College Preparation, College Enrollment, and College Performance - West High School 2018 Region 12 Honor Board - West ISD Board of Trustees 2017-2018 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Grades 6-12 District Program Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas High Performance Consortium Associate School District University Interscholastic League (UIL) Lone Star Cup Top 25 Finisher - West High School (Finished in 6th Place in 2016-2017) 36th Best School District for Teacher Support by Teacher.org 2016-2017 Texas Honor Roll - West Middle School and High School by Edresults.org 2017 U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal for High-Performance in Student Achievement - West High School Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academy Designation - West Middle School and High School The following link highlights all district Snapshot State Accountability Data since 1994: Texas Education Agency Snapshot of West ISD from 1994 through Present
For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
West Independent School District is a community of learners. We strive to provide a rigorous, stimulating academic environment in which students, our first priority, find both challenge and support. We nurture a sense of curiosity, connection, and love of learning that extends beyond school years. We believe that exceeding state and federal academic standards is a non-negotiable. With equal regard, we support the development of social skills by encouraging a fundamental respect for oneself, our environment, and the larger world.
We believe that all students deserve to be surrounded by adults who believe they are capable of high achievement. We believe that every child deserves to be surrounded by a culture of high expectations and a rich array of options for the future. We believe that every child deserves dedicated educational and career guidance in order to define the pathways to the options he or she chooses. We believe that every child deserves quality curriculum, instruction, and services to be able to realize his or her personal aspirations by making well informed choices.
For the West ISD mission to succeed, a cooperative effort must exist among all stakeholders: community, parents, school staff, administrators, and the Board of Trustees.