Dripping Springs Independent School District is the public school district for Dripping Springs including our Caliterra community and the northwestern area of Hays County in Texas. It also supports a small portion of residents from Travis County.
Here’s everything you need to know about the stellar school district.
About Dripping Springs ISD
The district aims to have a “life changer” in every classroom to spur students’ love of learning and help them master content. The district’s curriculum works to emphasize important skills including problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and citizenship.
Out of the 442 graduates in 2019, four were National Merit Semifinalists and 15 received commended. The graduation rate for that class was 100 percent and the four-year graduation rate was 99.7 percent.
The average SAT Composite Score was 1214 in 2019. More than 700 enrolled dual-credit courses in the 2018-2019 school year. The class of 2019 received $5 million in scholarship offers and put in more than 45,000 community service hours.
The school district has almost 1,000 employees with 466 being full-time teachers and 265 are auxiliary and support staff.
Dripping Springs ISD Awards
The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Program named the district as a statewide finalist in the District of the Year three years in a row. The Board of Trustees was a finalist for the H-E-B School Board of the Year in the state of Texas in 2017. All DSISD schools achieved “Met Standard” in 2019.
TXSmartSchools.org has recognized DSISD for its financial accountability. The way this works is that the report measures academic progress in relation to financial efficiency. As one of only 49 districts to achieve it, the district received the top rating of five stars. And finally, every year since the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), DSISD has earned the top rating.
Cool fact: According to Inside DSISD, Dripping Springs High School alumnus Wallis Currie-Wood (class of 2010) played the lead character’s daughter in Madame Secretary.
Dripping Springs ISD Schools for Caliterra Families
DSISD has seven schools: four elementary, two middle, and one high school. Students living in the Caliterra community attend the following schools: