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In northeast Tarrant County, Keller Independent School District serves more than 31,000 students in 41 schools. The 51 square miles the district covers includes portions of nine cities, including the City of Keller, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Watauga, North Richland Hills, Hurst, Colleyville, Southlake and West. This fast-growing community is expanding by about 2,800 homes and 2,000 students annually. Keller ISD has built 21 new schools in the past decade. This dynamic district expects to double again within the next 10 years as the Fort Worth area continues to increase in population.

Keller Independent School District: A Brief History

Keller ISD's beginnings were in a single school house on the corner of College and Price in a small agricultural community. The last hundred years has seen some of the fastest growth in the country. During the Great Depression in 1934, the school district was the driving force behind building the Keller Community Recreation Building as a community meeting place. The Rock Gym, as it is called, has been used as a community center, roller skating rink and much more in service to the community.

Much of the district's history was destroyed in a fire in 1948. Keller, of course, rebuilt with enthusiasm. Classes continued around town until a new school was built in 1951. The closely-knit community pulled together to develop the school district. High School athletics soared, adding to the accomplishments of the district and the community.

For 60 years, the original site at College and Price was the center of school activity. Modest growth continued through the years. In 1973, Keller expanded its community presence by building a middle school near Bear Creek. As residential areas grew, so did new schools. As urban areas developed between Fort Worth and Keller, the district grew to accommodate the need, building outside of its own city limits. It is now one of the largest school districts in the State of Texas.

Keller ISD Schools: An Overview

Keller ISD operates in a four-tiered system of elementary schools covering kindergarten through fourth grade, intermediate schools covering fifth and sixth, middle schools for seventh and eighth and high schools. In a State Comptroller's financial allocation study, Keller earned a 5-star rating for three consecutive years. A more important statistic is the impressive 93.8 percent graduation rate.

High schools covering grades 9-12

  • Central
  • Fossil Ridge
  • Timber Creek
  • Keller
  • Keller Learning Center - National Blue Ribbon School

Middle schools covering grades 7-8

  • Fossil Hill
  • Hillwood
  • Trinity Springs
  • Timberview
  • Keller
  • Indian Springs

Intermediate schools covering grades 5-6

  • Chisholm Trail
  • Parkwood Hill
  • Trinity Meadows
  • Timberview
  • Bear Creek
  • South Keller

Primary schools Covering grades K-4

  • Liberty
  • Bette Perot
  • Bluebonnet
  • Caprock
  • Eagle Ridge
  • Freedom
  • Friendship
  • Heritage
  • Independence
  • Lone Star
  • North Riverside
  • Park Glen
  • Parkview
  • Willis Lane
  • Woodland Springs
  • Basswood
  • Hidden Lakes
  • Keller Harvel
  • Ridgeview
  • Shady Grove
  • Early Learning Center
  • Florence - National Blue Ribbon School
  • Whitley Road

Keller ISD is proud of the $43.4 million scholarship offers its students have earned. Not only did the district see 74.7 percent of its students participate in the SAT/ACT testing programs, the average SAT score students earned was 1044. The average ACT score was 22.7. The dropout rate for high schools, grades 9-12, was 0.6 percent. These figures are based on the 2011-2012 Academic Excellence Indicator System.

One indicator of the community involvement in the support of the district is the Keller ISD Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial aid to students and teachers to enhance the educational experience of Keller students. Funds are used to support programs, recognize achievements and encourage teacher's efforts. Some examples of 2013-2014 grant recipients are Buddying Up at Basswood Elementary, Nutriplay Food Frenzy at Independence Elementary, Project Based Learning for the Science Classroom at Timberview Middle School and English/Shakespeare: Troup d'Jour! at Central High.

The Keller ISD Technology Plan for 2013-2014 budgeted $3,360,000 in technology programs and infrastructure to keep Keller students at the leading edge of a technological world. The intent was to connect every classroom to the internet at a ratio of three students per computer.

At a time when school districts around the country are dropping arts programs, Keller ISD provides weekly instruction in arts and music to all elementary students and over 65 percent of secondary students receiving fine arts training. As a result, recent achievements include three marching bands advancing to state competition, 20 students participating in choir and band named All-State Musicians, student artwork prominently displayed in political offices around the state, and an invitation to a music quintet to perform in Chicago.

According to the Great Schools rating system, Keller ISD overall enjoys a rating of 8 out of a possible 10, with many schools achieving the score of 10.

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