The state of Texas is known for many things, one of which is the abundance of great schools. Wylie Independent School District certainly helps that reputation. At Wylie ISD, students get the best possible education you can get. With more than 13,000 students in about 41 square miles, Wylie Independent School District has 19 total campuses, including ten elementary schools (pre-K thru 4), three intermediate schools (5 and 6), three junior high schools (7 and 8), two high schools (both of which are classified as 4A schools), and one alternative high school.
Wylie ISD was established at the beginning of the 20th century by a man named Thomas Franklin Birmingham, who not only funded the construction of the district’s first high school, but also set up a plan that all the area’s citizens would pay taxes to keep the district going. Since then, Birmingham’s family has continued to be involved with Wylie ISD by establishing Land Trusts to fund curriculum and provide scholarships to the top 22 graduates. Today, Wylie Independent School District not only serves the city of Wylie, but also portions of Sachse, Murphy, Lucas, Lavon, and St. Paul.
To better inform those trying to decide what area to settle down in, here is a breakdown on each individual school in the district. The ten elementary schools in Wylie ISD include Akin Elementary, Birmingham Elementary, Cox Elementary, Dodd Elementary, Groves Elementary, Hartman Elementary, Smith Elementary, Tibbals Elementary, Watkins Elementary, and Whitt Elementary. The three intermediate schools in the district are Davis Intermediate, Draper Intermediate, and Harrison Intermediate. The 7th and 8th graders in the area go to one of three junior high schools, which include Burnett, Cooper, and McMillan. While future graduates attend either Wylie High or Wylie East High. The district’s alternative high school, Achieve Academy, has four distinct programs based on the reason of the individual student’s attendance. These programs include the Choice Academic High School, the Transition to Life Program, the Students in the Behavioral Adjustment Unit, and the Discipline Alternative Education Program.
The majority of campuses in the district have recently received one or more designated distinctions by the Texas Education Agency, some schools earning every distinction possible. Don’t just take our word for it though. To get a full overview of what schools received what distinctions, please click here.
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