Drip­ping Springs ISD: A his­tory of aca­demic ex­cel­lence

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Drip­ping Springs has a lot of great as­sets, but its big­gest sell­ing point could be its award-win­ning pub­lic school sys­tem.

Drip­ping Springs In­de­pen­dent School Dis­trict (DSISD) takes up 190 square miles, ex­tend­ing from Cedar Val­ley to Hen­ley and from Hamil­ton Pool to 8 miles south on Ranch Road12.

DSISD is a 4A dis­trict, and cur­rently has a stu­dent pop­u­la­tion of 3,512though en­roll­ment is grow­ing rapidly.

There are four cam­puses: Pri­mary, with grades Pre-K through 3; In­ter­me­di­ate, with grades 4 and 5; Mid­dle School, with grades 6 through 8; and High School, with grades 9 through 12.

DSISD is cur­rently rated “Rec­og­nized,” and all four cam­puses are “Ex­em­plary” Drip­ping Springs Mid­dle School was re­cently rec­og­nized as a Na­tional Blue Rib­bon school by the U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion. Those rat­ings are based on per­for­mance on stan­dard­ized tests, dropout rates, com­ple­tion rates, and data qual­ity.

The dis­trict has a long his­tory with an im­pres­sive record of aca­demic achieve- ment. Eighty-one per­cent of DSISD stu­dents take the SAT com­pared to 54 per­cent statewide. The mean SAT score for DSISD is 1113-com­pared to 986 for the state of Texas. The av­er­age com­pos­ite ACT score is 23.4.

The school ad­min­is­tra­tion stands ready to help with all ques­tions. Learn more about DSISD at its Web site, www.drip­ping-springs.k12.tx.us.

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