B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Tyler Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Tyler, TX. It has 18,171 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
1319 Earl Campbell Pkwy
Tyler, TX 75701
Telephone
(903) 262-1000
Website

Tyler Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1090
325 responses
Average ACT
24
160 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,171
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,978
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%

Finances

Total Expenses
$177,529,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,033/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Tyler Independent School District Reviews

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Tyler's independent school district is an average one. In the recent years the facilities have been upgraded, but the district fails to provide above advanced learning criteria for its pupils. I am a former student as well as a parent that has children attending the schools. This district fails to provide more resources that stimulate the students' growth to become critical thinkers in the post grade school career paths. If this district had the funds to introduce a broader source of learning criteria would be beneficial to the students, community, and the local economy. The majority of high school graduate often elect to pursue a career as a registered nurse (females), CDL licensed truck driver, or a factory worker at Trane; because these jobs a considered the best jobs. Sometimes the district fails to educate that there are more career paths to pursue. Tyler ISD is an mediocre but fails to measure up to other school district to its counterparts in neighboring cities.
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As a current senior at Robert E. Lee High School in TISD, I had a great time all four years. Its extremely difficult to walk through the halls and know that in just a year or so, there will be so may memories gone... In hind sight the new school being built is going to be gorgeous. Id have to say that the worst part of my experiences at Lee would be the undeniable bias that the teachers seem to have towards the athletes in more popular sports. I found that if a student in a less popular sport such as, Softball or Tennis were to ask a teacher for help on papers or advice on anything that student could do to bring their grade up, the teacher would simply say; "Study more." Whereas, if a student who was in say Football or Soccer, then that student, if failing or close to it, would be offered extra credit assignments. No matter the academic standing of any student, this is so incredibly wrong.
As a previous student of the following schools: Owens, Jack, Moore, and Robert E. Lee, I would say my academic experience was good/average. For students who wanted to excel beyond their classmates, if you will, there were options, but there wasn't much incentive and reward for doing so. By word of mouth, I have heard that our school system doesn't rank well academically. It's community nonetheless, and I received a proper education that has not held me back in any way.