District Accomplishments

  • Keller ISD ranks in the Top 25% Academically in the State of Texas, while ranking in the Bottom 20% in Spending. 

    KISD receives as much as $800 less revenue per student then some of its neighboring districts due to Texas public school funding laws, which are currently being challenged by a lawsuit against the state. Despite this, Keller ISD maintains high standards of achievement:

    Achieving Highest Standards of Performance:

    • 21 National Merit Finalists in the Past Three Years
    • $100 Million in Scholarship Offers over the Past Two Years
    • All Campuses "Met Standard" in State Accountability System: 11 Earned Distinctions
    • Recognized as "Best Community for Music Education" by NAMM Foundation (Three Years Straight)
    • Pre-K Partnership Award from Board of Child Care Associates
    • Hillwood Middle School Named "Texas School to Watch"
    • Fossil Ridge High School Earns AVID National Demonstration School Recognition
    • Keller High School Marching Band Selected to March in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Indian Springs Middle School Band Achieved "Middle School Band Triple Crown:
      • TMEA CCC Middle School Honor Band
      • Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference Invitation
      • Sudler Cup from the John Philip Sousa Foundation
    • 65% of Varsity Sports Advanced to Postseason & 127 Athletes Recognized at the State Level (2016-17)

    Providing Exceptional Opportunities

    • $169.5 Million 2014 Bond Building Three New Campuses, as well as Center for Advanced Learning
      • No Tax Rate Increase Required
    • Lowered Tax Rate by $0.02 in 2016 and an additional $0.01 in 2018
    • Expanded CTE Opportunities through Partnership with TCC Aviation Center
    • Launched Strings Program in 2014, Laying the Groundwork for District-wide Orchestra Program
    • More Than 4,000 Films Submitted in Keller ISD Student Film Festival
    • Offering Elementary School Theatre at 12 Campuses
    • More Than 3,500 Extra-Curricular Events Held Each Year with More Than 400,000 in Attendance
    • Beginning Disrict-based Pre-Kindgergarten Program for Employees' Children

    Financial Stewardship

    • Texas Comptroller's Leadership Circle Award for Transparency, Platinum Member (4 Years Straight)
    •  Superior FIRST Rating (13 Years Straight)
    • "Excellence in Financial Reporting" from GFOA and ASBO (9 Years Straight)
    • TASBO Award of Merit with Recognized Status for Purchasing Department (7 Years Straight)
    • Reduced Energy Consumption 7.7% through Partnership with Cenergistic Over Past Two Years
    • Every Building Project Constructed On Time and Under Budget