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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 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.
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: Sept. 19, 2019
African American: 2.0%
Indian American: .3%
Pacific Islander: .1%
Two or more races: 2.5%
Total Students: 9,110
Economically Disadvantaged 38.4%
English Language Learners (ELL) 8.9%
Special Education: 8.4%
Bilingual/ESL Education 8.6%
Gifted & Talented: 7.7%
Career & Technology Education: 22.8%
Daily Attendance: 95.4%
Dropout Rate (Grade 7-8): 0.2%
Dropout Rate (Grades 9-12): 0.8%
College, Career & Military Ready Graduates: 59.8%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17/1
Updated: Feb. 11, 2020
2019 Graduates: 562
Post-high School Plans2
Four-year College 50.6%
Two-year College 28.5%
National AP Scholars: 4
AP Scholars with Distinction: 30
AP Scholars with Honor: 26
AP/IB Participation1: 21.8%
SAT/ACT Tested1: 71.6%
Average SAT Score1: 1120 ERW +M
Average ACT Score1: 22.9 CR + M
2019 National Merit Commended Scholar: 1
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. 12, 2020
Total Employees (as of September 2019):
Auxiliary Staff: 244
Avg. Teacher Experience: 13
Average Experience with NBISD: 7.9
Teachers with Advanced Degrees (Masters or higher): 22.3%
2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule
(with 0 years experience)
Bachelor’s Degree: $51,000
Masters Degree: $52,500
Budget (All Funds)
General Operating Budget
Debt Service Fund
Food Service Fund
2019 Tax Rate
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Interest & Sinking (I&S):
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Avg. Taxable Value of Residences:
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2019-20 Revenues (General Fund)3
Total Revenue: $75.2 million
Property Taxes (Local): $55.4 million
Other Local Sources: $525,000
State: $17.3 million
TRS on-Behalf: $1.8 million
TXSmart Schools Rating (2019): 4 Stars
Schools FIRST Rating (2018-19): A
Breakfast Price at all campuses: $1.55
Lunch Price: Elementary $2.85; MS/HS $3.10
Adult Prices: Breakfast $2.15; Lunch $3.75
Free and Reduced Lunch Population (2019): 41%
Reduced Price Elementary & Secondary: $0.30
Reduced Price Elementary & Secondary: $0.40
Mascot: All NBISD schools are Unicorns
Colors: Blue and White
2018-2020: District 26-6A (Steele, Canyon, Smithson Valley, Judson, East Central, San Marcos and Clemens)
Track & Field
Updated Feb. 1, 2018
1Source: 2018-19 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
2Source: NBHS School Profile (2019)
3Source: 2019-2020 Budget Data
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.
Grades 3-8 Percent at Approaches Grade Level or Above
End of Course
1All students tested are included
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