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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Waxahachie Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Waxahachie, TX. It has 8,937 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Waxahachie Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1140
422 responses
Average ACT
26
131 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,937
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,725
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,771/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$62,986
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,700
National
$184,700

Waxahachie Independent School District Reviews

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Going onto my fourth year here at Waxahachie High school, I have honestly had a great high school experience. I feel like getting up in the Years was better and better, feeling as students were given more and more responsibilities but also more freedom. I feel like this School district has fully prepared me for after high school and I’m ready to graduate. There has been some problems, mainly with the teachers. I feel like some of the teachers weren’t able to teach in different ways based on how a kid learns and that can really cause a problem in a classroom. Other then that I have loved my experience here!
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My experience at WISD was different from others who might have been going to school there all there lives. Growing up with people you have practically known since you were little you already know who you are going to school with. In a small town everyone knows everyone. For me, being a military child, I did not have the luxury of growing up beside the same neighbors or even get to see family often because of the continuous moving every two to three years. In 2011 my mom got deployed to Afghanistan and my siblings and I moved with my grandparents to Waxahachie. Until we moved again to South Korea then coming back to Waxahachie my sophomore year which is when I really experienced WISD. I was not used to being at a school for so long that the idea of having friends shocked me. I enjoyed being in WISD being the Girls track and field Captain for 2 years. I might have not have gotten the same experience as others students, but the memories I did make at WISD will truly always be cherished.
Waxahachie High School has been a great place for me to get my education. It has provided me with ample opportunity to get college level classes and even get college credit through the classes I am enrolled in. Our high school here in Waxahachie is linked to Navarro College, because of this and the AP classes provided at the school, I will be graduating with approximately 50 college credit hours. This is a saving grace for me and my parents because having 2 other siblings who will also/have also attended college, can get very expensive. The opportunity for me to take college classes will allow me to enter college as a sophomore and will enable me to graduate in 3 years, saving my parents lots of money. It has been a blessing growing up in this town and in this school district.