As the largest school district in East Texas, Tyler ISD encompasses 193 square miles, maintains a total of 36 campus and auxiliary facilities, and serves an enrollment of over 18,000 students. The district is made up of two high schools, six middle schools, 17 elementary schools, two alternative schools, and one special education campus. The District's campus improvement plans enable administrators and teachers at each campus to implement programs responsive to the particular needs of its individual student body.
With academic achievement the primary objective, Tyler ISD takes strong measures to ensure a positive, safe and orderly learning environment, to instill self-discipline, and to enforce standards of excellence throughout the system.
- Tyler ISD Annual Report (State of the District)
- As a regional educational and technology center, Tyler is home to the largest public school system in East Texas and host for more than 20,000 higher education students, a College of Engineering, a University Health Science Center, two regional, billion-dollar hospital systems, and a variety of technology startups.
- Tyler is America’s Rose Capital, home of the annual Texas Rose Festival and one of livability.com’s Top 10 Gardens to Inspire. We are also proud to host a breathtaking Azalea & Spring Flower Trail each year when Spring rolls around.
- Located 95 miles east of Dallas, Tyler is the advanced manufacturing, health-care and retail center of East Texas, as well as Texas’ first Certified Retirement City. The city has an impressive youth recreation program, ballet, symphony orchestras, art museums and is also home to several colleges.
- In 1985, the international Adopt-a-Highway movement originated in Tyler when, after appeals by local Texas Department of Transportation officials, the local Civitan chapter adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 69.