Tyler ISD Facts

  • Tyler ISD Vision Statement

    Tyler ISD will focus on successful student outcomes.


    Tyler ISD Core Beliefs

    • All children can learn.
      It is the District’s responsibility to ensure each student will reach his or her highest academic potential, graduate high school prepared for higher education and/or workforce in the global market while closing the achievement gap.
    • All students deserve a safe and healthy learning environment.
      It is the District’s responsibility to provide a safe, healthy learning environment designed to attract, engage and retain the students’ attention.
    • Quality teachers and staff are the key to academic excellence.
      It is the District’s responsibility to establish academic excellence by hiring, training and retaining quality teachers and staff.
    • Schools and communities have an enormous impact on students’ lives.
      It is the District’s responsibility to collaborate with the community to achieve and sustain excellence in the education of District students.
    • Effective and responsible utilization of the community’s resources is fundamental in educating children.
      It is the District’s responsibility to allocate District resources to meet the needs of all students while maintaining the highest level of fiscal responsibility, efficacy and integrity.


    Tyler ISD Quick Facts 

    As the largest school district in Northeast 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, an Early College High School, the Career & Technology Center, 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.

    An array of programs and opportunities expand beyond Tyler ISD in this culture-rich community. Located midway between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana, Tyler is a garden city of over 100,000 known for its roses and scenic beauty. Community assets such as the Caldwell Zoo, The East Texas Symphony Orchestra, The Tyler Museum of Art, and the Hudnall Planetarium afford opportunities for field trips that expand learning beyond the normal classroom experience. In addition, Tyler ISD offers access to nationally recognized higher education programs through partnerships with the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College.