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About New Braunfels ISD

The New Braunfels Independent School District represents a history of strong educational achievements. With a foundation beginning as far back as 1845, NBISD now serves more than 9,000 students and employs nearly 1,200 employees.

 

NBISD encompasses 15 campuses to include: one early childhood center, nine elementary campuses, two middle schools, one ninth grade center, one 10th-12th grade high school, and one alternative learning center.

 

Since 2012, NBISD’s TEC21 one-to-one initiative has been putting iPads in the hands of students. Beginning in August 2016, all students in 1st grade through 12th grade were given one-to-one access to a personal device. This process has been in support of a student-centered classroom with an emphasis on project-based learning. This type of learning environment is intended to empower all students, regardless of income, to engage in the collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking necessary for a post-K12 education and career.

 

In November 2015, voters approved a $62.8 million bond referendum to build two new elementary schools for growth and to address facility, safety and compliance needs of the district’s existing facilities. Both Voss Farms Elementary and Veramendi Elementary opened in August 2017 to services kindergarten through 5th grade students. That same school year, NBISD opened the Lone Star Early Childhood Center at the Lone Star Elementary site to service all of the district's prekindergarten students.

 

In November 2018, voters approved a $118.3 million bond referendum to build a new middle school and a new elementary. The middle school is projected to open in August 2021 and the new elementary in August 2023. The bond also included $6.6 million to increase student safety and security, nearly $14 million in renovations to address aging schools and campus additions and $3.4 million in upgrades and additions for the middle school and high school athletics. For the first time, NBISD also included $6 million in bond funds for future transportation needs related to growth as well as $5.4 million for technology. Both the technology and transportation items and projects included in the 2018 Bond will be funded through short-term bonds (5-to-10 years) to allow for less interest and a shorter repayment period. For more information, visit www.nbisdbond.com.

 

NBISD strives to increase high levels of student performance by offering rigorous curriculum and challenging academic programs. Annually, students and educators earn national and statewide awards for academic and teaching accomplishments.

 

NBISD students historically perform above regional and state averages in state accountability testing. Students also continue to outperform their state peers in the SAT and ACT tests and continue to perform at the college level on Advanced Placement exams.

 

For more information about NBISD, call (830) 643-5700 or email info@nbisd.org.

Early Childhood Center (PK)    1

Elementary (K-5th)     9

Middle School (6th-8th)         2

Ninth Grade Center (9th only)         1

High School (10th-12th)        1

Alternative High School (9th-12th)     1

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

Student Ethnicity1

African American:  2.0%

Hispanic:  47.2%

White:  47.6%

Indian American:  .3%

Asian:  .9%

Pacific Islander:  .0%

Two or more races:  2.0%



Enrollment1

Total Students:         8,925

Economically Disadvantaged           35.8%

English Language Learners (ELL)   8.4%

At-Risk            37.3%

Special Education:  7.8%  

Bilingual/ESL Education 8.2%

Gifted & Talented:  7.5%

Career & Technology Education:  23.3%

Daily Attendance: 95.8%

Dropout Rate (Grade 7-8): 0.2%

Dropout Rate (Grades 9-12):  0.8%

College, Career & Military Ready Graduates: 54.0%

 

Student/Teacher Ratio:  17/1

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

2018 Graduates: 699


Post-high School Plans2

Four-year College      53.5%

Two-year College      28.5%

Trade/Tech   3.0%

Military           3.0%

Undecided  12%

Testing Profile

National AP Scholars: 2

AP Scholars with Distinction: 31

AP Scholars with Honor: 19

AP Scholars: 65

AP/IB Participation1: 23.0%

SAT/ACT Tested1: 62.7%

Average SAT Score1: 1094 CR +M

Average ACT Score1: 22.8 CR + M

2018 National Merit Commended Scholar: 1

2017 National Merit Finalist: 1

2017 National Merit Semifinalists: 1

2017 National Merit Commended: 5

2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars: 1

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

Total Employees (as of September 2018):

Teachers: 541

Professionals: 156

Auxiliary Staff: 244

Paraprofessionals: 241

Total:  1,182

Staff Information1

Avg. Teacher Experience:  12.56

Average Experience with NBISD:  7.9

Teachers with Advanced Degrees (Masters or higher):  21.6%

 

2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule
(with 0 years experience)

Bachelor’s Degree:  $50,000

Masters Degree:  $51,500

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

2018-19 Budget

Budget (All Funds)  
$90.6 million

 

General Operating Budget
$71.4 million

 

Debt Service Fund
$15.8 million

 

Food Service Fund
$3.4 million

2018 Tax Rate
$1.36580

 

Maintenance & Operations (M&O):
1.04000

 

Interest & Sinking (I&S):  
.32580

 

Taxable Values


Avg. Market Value of Residences:
$248,142

 

Avg. Taxable Value of Residences:
$220,262

 

Taxes Due on Average Residence:
$3,008.34

2018-19 Revenues (General Fund)3

Total Revenue: $68.6 million

Property Taxes (Local): $53.1 million

Other Local Sources: $525,000

State: $13 million

TRS on-Behalf: $1.8 million

Federal: $150,000

Budget Highlights3

TXSmart Schools Rating (2017): 4.5 Stars

Schools FIRST Rating (2017-18): A

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

2018-2019

Breakfast Price at all campuses: $1.55

Lunch Price:  Elementary $2.75; MS/HS $3.00

Adult Prices: Breakfast $2.00; Lunch $3.60

 

 

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Population (2018): 40% 

Reduced Price Elementary & Secondary: $0.30

Reduced Price Elementary & Secondary: $0.40

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

Mascot: All NBISD schools are Unicorns

Colors: Blue and White

District Classifications

2018-2020: District 26-6A (Steele, Canyon, Smithson Valley, Judson, East Central, San Marcos and Clemens)

New Braunfels High School 6A Athletic Programs

BOYS

Athletic Trainer

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming

Tennis Fall

Tennis Spring

Track & Field

Wrestling

GIRLS

Athletic Trainer

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Tennis Fall

Tennis Spring

Track & Field

Volleyball

Wrestling

New Braunfels Middle School Athletic Programs

BOYS

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track & Field

GIRLS

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Tennis

Track & Field

Volleyball

Updated Feb. 1, 2018

1Source: 2017-18 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

2Source: NBHS School Profile (2018)

3Source: 2017-2018 Budget Data 


TEC21

New Braunfels Independent School District’s TEC21 initiative is Transforming Every Classroom in the 21st Century by providing constant access to personal devices for all students, regardless of income, to engage in the collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking necessary for a post-K-12 education and the workforce.

 

The initiative began in 2009 with a pilot program. Since then it has grown each year with all students in grades 1st-12th grade with one-to-one access to an iPad. The total number of students with 1:1 iPad access to nearly 8,000 students. Students in grades 6th-12th have the option to take their devices home, while the elementary-age students keep their devices at school. 

 

For more information, visit www.tec21.org.

 

2018 STAAR1

Grades 3-8 Percent at Approaches Grade Level or Above

Reading

Grade Level

3

4

5

6

7

8

NBISD

85

85

91

81

84

93

Region

79

76

86

71

76

88

State

77

73

84

69

74

86


Math

Grade Level

3

4

5

6

7

NBISD

83

87

96

89

85

Region

78

79

91

78

69

State

78

78

91

77

72

Science

Grade Level

5

8

NBISD

81

86

Region

77

79

State

76

76

Writing

Grade Level

4

7

NBISD

69

81

Region

64

70

State

63

69

Social Studies

Grade Level

8

NBISD

74

Region

69

State

65

End of Course

Course

English 1

English II

Algebra I

Biology

US History

NBISD

81

84

91

95

94

Region

69

71

84

88

93

State

65

67

83

87

92

1All students tested are included

Updated: Feb. 27, 2019

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